Critica 53 (157):123-146 (2021)

Uku Tooming
Hokkaido University
Enticing food photography which stimulates its viewers’ cravings, often given a dismissive label “food porn,” is one of the most popular contents in contemporary digital media. In this paper, I argue that the label disguises different ways in which a viewer can engage with it. In particular, food porn enables us to engage in cross-modal gustatory imaginings of a specific kind and an image’s capacity to afford such imaginings can contribute to its artistic merit.
Keywords food photography  pleasure  imagination  art  pornography
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DOI 10.22201/iifs.18704905e.2021.1248
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