The future of food photography is going to be three dimensional—at least that’s the plan of Swiss tech developers Dacuda. They recently announced their new app, 3DAround, which is designed specifically for food photography and will allow users to generate shareable 3D images of their meals using nothing but their phone’s ordinary cameras. It’s already generated a lot of interest online, so we talked with Benedikt Koeppel, one of the creators of 3DAround, about his new software, where it will fit in the wide world of online photo sharing and why he wanted to focus on food.
Why did you think food photos in particular could benefit from 3D-ification?
The food porn movement is incredibly vibrant. On Instagram, there are 130 million food photos. We wanted to focus on food photography because it’s something everyone knows and most food photos aren’t getting the experience across. If I send a picture to my friends, it doesn’t look as nice as what I see myself. Looking at it from different angles, you can share much more of the experience of having a delicious meal on my plate.