Typing #food into Instagram’s search bar returns almost 400 million posts, making the search for food photographers on this social platform somewhat akin to “shooting fish in a barrel.” Yet, while the number of followers to the most popular feeds surpasses the million mark, when it comes to the topic of food, it’s a common occurrence for cookbook authors, recipe creators, food stylists, and celebrity chefs to add the term photographer to their skill set, thereny magnifying the popularity of this flavorful subject.
To assemble this current selection, we tried to strike a balance between Instagram popularity and newer or more undiscovered photography talents, always with an eye to a certain quality of vision and a unique point of view. We’ve organized this short list alphabetically by first name and, following the tradition of the potluck supper, we asked each person featured to offer up one (or more) of their top food photography feeds.
As we ease into the midsummer stretch, largely without the allure of exotic vacations, the intensity of professional sports, and the merriment largely without the excitement of flashy parades, sanctioned firework shows, and large spirited gatherings around great food and drink, we offer you this online feast for the eyes and the appetite.
1. Alana Haldan was spending most of her time behind a computer, working as a graphic designer, when she decided to try a vegan diet. This simple decision opened her eyes to the vast realm of food and nutrition and led to her career reinvention as a vegan chef.