Before I’d come across the concept of food porn, and as I was transitioning towards veganism and experiencing a new interest in food and cooking, I sometimes took extremely poor, unappetizing photos of my food for some reason. I hope it wasn’t because I thought these were memorable dishes, as the photos you are about to witness would prove otherwise. I hereby present my first bakers dozen of horrible, improperly white balanced and just plain gross food porn photos in all their unedited glory.
The first photo of food that I have on record. Pretty standard cheese-free pizza, could be worse.
Grilled vegetables that look like I would actually eat them. I got off to a good start, just wait.
Hash browns that I somehow felt warranted documentation. I would totally eat these too.
Okay, so I’m feeling pretty good about my record so far. Let’s see how my cooking and photo skills improved as I got more adventurous.
Good God no. What have I done? Gravy? Well the floor is obviously the proper place to take a photo of gravy.
That is one sad looking pot of stuffing. I find the smeared parts all over the sides of the dish to be particularly appetizing. I seem to recall the gravy-stuffing combo to be part of what could only have been a very homogeneous Thanksgiving dinner. Goo slime and mush were apparantly my favourite food groups as a new vegan.
You know what would really spruce up this bowl of seemingly canned chili? A couple of houseplants and the harshest lighting possible.
Now this was actually some very tasty General Tao’s Tofu, but why do I keep taking photos of food on the floor?
Pretty nice looking asparagus. Could have done without the dirty utensils covering everything.
Cookie dough looks good despite the photo quality.
wtf. Did I really look at this scene and think, “Yummy, that’s deserving of a photograph.” The spoon really ties the whole greasy composition together.
Did you know that there is spinach in this curry?
What do you do when you forget to add sugar to cookie dough? I figured you could just spoon it on top.
Pesto can be hard to photograph well. I don’t think I even tried.
Well there you have it. The first of my many stumbling blocks on the road to becoming a passable food pornographer. Happy Vegan MoFo day 3, see you tomorrow!