Snap, share, eat: The decidedly human reasons we’re obsessed with amateur food photography (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Snap, share, eat: The decidedly human reasons we’re obsessed with amateur food photography. “Food has always been a part of the human condition. Sharing food, in an archival sense, dates back at least 40,000 years to cave paintings in the Paleolithic Era. Romans, Egyptians, and Mayans all documented the food they ate, and sometimes even how they prepared it. Renaissance and early impressionist painters took a liking to still life, painting food in bowls or adorning tables fit for kings. Interest in food as art only grew from there with modern masterpieces from the likes of Andy Warhol, who found inspiration in the most unlikely of places: a Campbell’s soup can. In a modern sense, the trend in documenting your next meal can be tied to two defining moments.”