Hey everyone! Sonia here. On April 1, 2015 I decided to hone my photography skills by taking professional shots of food. I have always been somewhat attracted to the idea of photography – in a deeply personal way I feel an image is a poem about time, about “staying the moment.” Photography can defeat time. I saw that this language could inform, educate and move audiences worldwide without the need for a shared spoken language. So that’s how HungryNYC was born.
Originally just a platform to document my growing techniques and travels across the globe, HungryNYC suddenly boomed during the “Food Bloggers Craze” that ravaged the summer. After meeting some of my favorite culinary photographers at food events, I developed life-long friendships and became fully immersed in the gourmet scene. HungryNYC is grounded in the belief that food is always functional (i.e. about sustenance, growth) and not merely about aesthetics. Although of course it can’t be helped if food looks pretty too.
So a little bit about me….
I’m a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in Fashion Merchandising. Through my stints at Coach, Issey Miyake, and Harper’s Bazaar, I fell in love with the field of media and art. Currently my job has nothing to do with fashion and/or food, but hey it pays the bill!
When not busy taking pictures and letting my food get cold, I rewatch Miyazaki films, chases after cute puppies, and cooks. My favorite foods in no particular order are ramen, dumplings, and fluffy pancakes (basic Asian girl).