But why does it work so well? Allow me to explain.
Any photographer will tell you about the importance of composition. Taking an eye-catching photograph isn’t just about the subject, it’s about the image as a whole. As you can see below, GirlEatsWorld does a fantastic job of not only capturing the subject (her food), but also uses the background to complement her.
A photographer would also say that these pictures don’t obey the rule of thirds, but that’s ok. Her photos have a beautiful sense of symmetry. Food is always centered and in focus, only taking up about 20% of the space, while the destination surrounds the subject in the background. This balance is also reflective of a larger theme that while things like food are a small part of an enveloping cultural identity, they’re still one of the more tangible aspects of culture. Am I getting too philosophical? Let’s move on.