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Bad Food Photography -- Brooklyn Edition

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Do you know what I love? The art of bad restaurant food photography. The drill: Restaurants frequently take their own photos of food items on their menu. Then, they display these photographic-triumphs in their eatery's window to entice customers. The result is often the opposite of what was intended; it actually makes the meal look less appealing. Blurry, badly lit, out-of-focus, poorly framed, often shot with a disposable camera -- this genre of photography deserves a little recognition from the art community.

On assignment for COED, I ventured the streets of Brooklyn -- searching for photographic, culinary gold. Grab a fork, and leave your appetite at home, because once again its times to explore the marvels of... Bad Restaurant Food Photography!

Eye Infection

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Come into our restaurant. We're happy to serve you something that resembles the last time you had pink eye. Bon appetit!

Fried Crab Puffs

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Is it a good idea to have a photo of food in your window that requires subtitles -- otherwise no one would know what the hell that thing is on the plate?

After the Apocalypse

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What would our meals look like after a big, radioactive nuclear fallout and is a thing of the past? No need to hypothesize -- this restaurant serves a big plate of post-apocalyptic goo for your palate. Come in and enjoy Mad Max's favorite meal. Sorry there's no phone service -- humanity has ground to a halt.

See the entire photo story at COED

Photos by Harmon Leon