What is a quality dinner?

I recently came across, Intimate Portraits of People Eating at Home: The Dinner in NY Project by Miho Aikawa

As a lover of people, food and photography I was interested in this project and I appreciate the thoughts/questions that floated through my mind when I saw it:

Are we connected to our food?  Do we take pleasure in eating?  How much time does one spend eating a meal?  I like eating with others compared to eating solo.  Effect of eating on the go compared to sitting at a table.  Do we value the ‘traditional’ dinner table anymore?  I feel fortunate to be able to eat cultured foods.  

I enjoy the simplicity and hectic-ness, the laughter and loneliness, the familiar and the unknown that weave through these photos.  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s true, these stills capture a culture and reveal many aspects of people’s’ lives.

Aikawa is originally from Japan and currently resides and works as a freelance photographer in NYC.  Check out the artist’s statement and see the project in its entirety on her blog



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