Appetizing Foods: The Creation Of An Appetizing Image

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michaela Sue Blanchard (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Andrew Caldwell

Abstract: Many scholars have acknowledged the various technologies that have led to the art of photography as we know it today. However, there is a gap as scholars have not fully addressed the various styles and categories of photographic practices that exist in today’s society. This paper responds to the topic of food photography, and the styling methods used to create the appropriate look for each image. Specifically, this project examines past and current trends, as well as various styling methods that are incorporated into various works in order to create a more appealing image. Through this project, I will argue that different styling approaches, both natural and artificial, are used to make a dish appear more appetizing than it may be in reality. By examining several styling approaches and considering different impacts that may affect the amount of styling that can be done, this paper will shed a new light on food photography and what it truly takes to create an appetizing image.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Blanchard, M. (2020). Appetizing Foods: The Creation Of An Appetizing Image. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2020
food, photography, styling, imagery, trends

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