Adam Seifer has photographed every meal he’s eaten in the past 3 years, and he posts the images daily in his blog. In fact, that’s ALL that’s in his blog… pictures of what he’s eaten!
At three pictures a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) — that’s something like 3,200 photos of food at this point. I WISH I ate “regular” like that. I’m afraid, if this were my project, you’d see primarily photos of cracker crumbs all over my desk at work (with the accompanying “soup-of-the-day”… now how interesting is THAT to photograph?), or eating bagels in my car (3/4ths of my meals take place in my car), and chugging diet-coke round the clock (I’m hoping for an intravenous line soon… it’s right around the corner, I’m sure).
Okay, this guy IS from New York City… so that, in itself, lends itself to numerous creative food choices, as well as the opportunity to dine on virtually every corner.
What’s interesting to me, is the fact that this act of “photographing food” has taken over Adam’s life in such a way, that the food sometimes takes a backseat to the story and what’s ultimately been “strategically placed” within the frame of the photo.
For example, here’s Adam’s 10/6/05 entry…
Lunch: The last (hopefully) picture with my old trusty Sony DSC-U20. That’s my new Panasonic DMC-FX9 in the background, along with the new Kodak Easyshare ONE that we got at the office to play around with (it has built in Wi-Fi).
In some weird way, this is oddly entertaining. And it’s amazing how much time you could kill by just scanning through a few days’ worth of meals.
Take the time to check out one or two of Adam’s mealtime photos… you won’t be sorry.
P.S. While you might catch a glimpse of other friends or loved ones in his photos (rarely), he has yet to include himself in any of the pictures. The most we know of Adam is what his hands and arms look like while extending various food items to the camera.
I love obsessive-compulsive people… Check out a similar blog by Kate called Obsessive Consumption. She blogged everything she purchased over 2 years!
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