If you've ever seen a picture of a food item that's so fresh and luscious that your mouth waters, you've experienced the throes of food porn. Unlike that other kind of porn, food porn is completely safe for at-work viewing. That's because this playful, tongue-in-cheek photography doesn't involve sex or even people--just good food.
The demand for food porn is larger than you might think. There's a Flickr group dedicated to user-submitted photos. FoodPorn.com provides a cheeky take on the trend, using photo category titles you'd easily find on any porn site to categorize their images. Bloggers have taken a stab at photographing their own food porn, even initiating 'Food Porn Friday' memes, and FoodPornDaily provides a revolving super-sized food porn photo for single-click perusal.
The Rise of Food Porn
1. Culinary Photography - Opportunity for innovative camera technology that captures food in a luscious and mouth-watering way.
2. Food Porn - Disruptive potential for platforms that curate and categorize food photos in a playful and cheeky manner.
3. Food Photography Memes - Emerging trend of bloggers and social media influencers creating food porn content and initiating themed photo days.
1. Photography - Transformative potential for camera manufacturers and software developers to create specialized equipment and editing tools for food photography.
2. Food Blogging - Opportunity for bloggers, influencers, and social media platforms to capitalize on the popularity of food porn by creating dedicated spaces for showcasing and sharing food photography.
3. Online Platforms - Disruptive potential for online platforms that aggregate and curate food porn content, providing easy access and personalized recommendations for users looking for culinary inspiration.