Yesterday, as of course many times before, I took a quick Instagram shot of my food, breakfast to be precise. I realise that this is something that seems strange to many people (though less so to those who are familiar with blogs and social media) and I do at times wonder myself… However, as I do a lot of cooking (though not as much right now as I'd like to due to time restraints) and blog about food alongside my other interests, why shouldn't that be shared in small doses and quick snaps?
Now, images like the ones here are something I would usually only share in exactly that way. On Instagram, as a quick snapshot and without too much thought behind it. After all, it's not like I've actually created something spectacular, developed some recipe to be proud of or slaved over a hot stove for hours. So why would I want to make a whole post out of it, right? Well, that's exactly what got me thinking.
Why not share images of and admire the look of some foods simply for what it is in itself? Without some elaborate preparation and cooking process and without having to rustle up a whole meal. How about just looking at what is there, right in front of us, in its natural state. Of course I love a well prepared meal or a beautiful cake, but even the best meal starts with basic ingredients and these can (at times) be just as nice.
There is of course something else that plays a role here. The fact that I like to create a images from everyday objects and food. It is much easier to take a nice picture when a fabulous cake creation presents itself than it is when all there is on offer is a piece of toast and a couple of eggs. I like to try and see the beauty in those basics. It's probably not dissimilar to taking images of crumbling walls, creaky doors and some shells from the beach. It's all about the basics really. Simple as that…