Leah Morgan. Taking pictures of food.

Long before I started this class or even read the article taking pictures of food was one of my ways of advertising.I have always loved cooking and entertaining. On a weekend my apartment would be filled with friends and family who all came for the same reason. To savor some delicious Caribbean dishes they have not had in a long time. One day I decided to take it further. I decided rather than giving food away for free I will offer my friends these meals at a fraction of the cost than what they would have paid on the streets. One of my ways of advertising was Facebook. I took pictures of the food that I had prepared and told them this is what they can get if they came to my home. This was my break through. I went a step further by also sharing photos of my cakes that I made in the past, and as a result I got more customers. I have dedicated a few albums on my fb page for just my food and cake. Every now and then I get people sending me questions can you please help me with a recipe or tell me why my food don’t look or taste like yours. I enjoy taking pictures of food because I show people you don’t have to be in St. Lucia to enjoy a good St. Lucian meal. Most of my pictures are taken with my Iphone 4S. I’m due for an upgrade, but as for now I’m quite content with the quality of photos I get.



Looking at Food, Looking at Photography

Hong Yi, cucumber landscape

Hong Yi, cucumber landscape

Welcome! If you’re here, then you’re probably enrolled in “The Art of Food” Learning Community. We are three classes that will go through the Fall 2014 semester together. All students are enrolled in Prof Cheng’s History of Photography ARTH1100-D401 class and either Prof Garcelon’s Culinary I HGMT 1203-D422 or Prof Jacus’s Baking & Pastry I HGMT 1204-D428 class. This website is where you’ll submit much of your discussion and work for my History of Photography class. Although I’ll be grading your work here, Professors Garcelon and Jacus will be looking in too, as well as commenting and participating. You will get many opportunities to think about what you produce in Culinary I and Baking & Pastry I in artistic terms, and better understand the history of an ever-changing medium.

I look forward to meeting you in class. Look around, and check back frequently as I develop our class site, and please do  not hesitate to contact me.