Restaurants in the United States are reportedly banning their customers from taking arty iPhone photographs of their food because it disrupts the ambiance of the venue.
That’s right, these restaurants want you to sit and they want you to eat…. no demonstrate your creative brilliance, filter it ‘just so’ and share it with your friends.
The NY Times ran an article this week about the growing trend that cited chefs who reasoned that people were going so far as to stand on their chairs to get the perfect shot. One said it was “hard to build a memorable evening when flashes are flying every six minutes”
The article reminded us of the rather awesome views of comedian Tim Ross on the subject of food photography (you might know Tim better as ‘Rosso.’) Fed up with people taking photos of their food and uploading them to their blogs, Tim wrote this piece, which is republished here on Mamamia:
Have you noticed that food bloggers have suddenly become the new wine wankers?
At your local restaurant they present as normal diners, happily chatting away like real people. Then suddenly, as soon as their meal arrives, they whip out their iphone and artfully take snaps of their skate, parmesan and broad bean flavoured sorbet, all ready to be uploaded to their WordPress site as soon as they get home.