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Food can be photogenic

Anamarie Martinez, Staff Writer

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Everyone has seen it at least once, either while waiting at a restaurant or while getting ice cream; someone pulling out their phone and snapping a picture of their food.

This strange but new trend has taken over all social media sites.

Whether it’s Snapchat, VSCO, Instagram, or even Twitter, it is almost impossible to open social media without stumbling upon a picture of someone showing off their latest meal.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about this topic. Sophomore Flannery Larson is fine with it.

“It doesn’t bother me when people post pictures of their food,” Larson said. “I even do it when I go out.”

Sophomore Anne Dusch said this trend started when people wanted to show off where they have been.

But teens are not alone in uploading pictures of their food. Adults on Facebook are big with showing off their latest meal.

“Seeing someone take a picture of their food is cringe-worthy, but their pictures end up looking great,” Dusch said.

In the summer, ice cream shops like Dairy Queen, Page’s Dairy Mart, and Rita’s are all likely to make appearances on social media.

This year, with the opening of the first two rolled ice cream shops in Pittsburgh, people have fled to try it. In these shops the ice cream is rolled out right in front of people.

“Everyone is taking pictures of their rolled ice cream, but it doesn’t even taste that good,” Dusch said.

While most trends come and go quickly, this food photo trend does not seem like it will be going away any time soon.

“I feel like we will still be taking pictures of our food as seniors,” Dusch said. “The amount of food pictures that are posted might even increase.”

 

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