Monday, July 16, 2007

The Food Blog Generation

Food Blogger Meet

Whole Foods on E. Houston Street
at the Culinary Center

So many people, so many critics, so many food blogs. Its all the rage.

So, its really inspirational to hear from someone who had a goal and a concept and a dream in mind.

Meeting Matt Armendariz
was a fantastic expereince. His insight and tips were wonderful.
He is the author and photographer of Matt Bites and Matt Photographs.

A kind man with a warm smile. He openly discussed his perspective and experiences in the world of food blogging.

We were also in good company. Many other wonderful food bloggers, and aspiring foodies were present and expressing their ideas across the board. We had photographers, journalists, lawyers, doctors...

all with a common interest and passion.

Beautiful, Yummy Food.

But what people don't understand is that this is not all about just food. Its about peoples passion and adventure. Its about the drive to want to create and experience.

Food critics put us down because we aren't properly trained in out pallets to be 'good enough' to judge.

But who's to say whoever is good enough to judge anything? A book, a painting, a structure?

I am an Architect. And I love food.
There shouldn't be a need to be a 'closet foodie'. People should be free to love and experience what moves them.

Moving On...

The meeting was fabulous. Food was placed before us to try and discuss. We were also taught little tricks of the trade when it comes to documenting and photographing food and drinks.

What I never realized was what an art it really is.
Its not about things looking 'pretty'. Photographs should have a concept and a story. The color, the texture, the shine... should all be our way of showing the world what beauty we have seen with our own eyes.

A little Trick of the trade that Matt shared that I found to be amazing!!

Just an ordinary bowl of chips...




How did those get there??

Haha, photographers do this so the chips too perfectly placed and standing up!

Pretty huh???

And the perfect end to the perfect meeting.

Eat. Drink. And have Desert.

1 comment:

sarah said...

love this entry! keep it up kim :)