Desktop Dining: Photographer Brian Finke Pictures The Joy Of Eating In The Office

'Appetite that comes from hunger. It makes no fuss over the food that satisfies it. If it is great enough, a piece of raw meat will appease it as easily as a roasted pheasant or woodcock' - Alexandre Dumas

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Brian Finke is photographing you eat lunch at your work pod. His series of office workers eating at their desks featured in The New York Times Magazine back in 2016. “I had complete freedom to shoot whatever people were eating and wherever they were around the offices,” says Brian. Nothing is staged. That really is a woman rolling her computer mouse beneath a slice of pizza.

 

 

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Michael Brennan, Managing director in high-yield bond sales, Citigroup, New York. Pizza and chicken soup.

Eating at the desk is seen as a bad thing. The NYT titled the feature “Failure to Lunch”. “Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk,” said tech magazine Wired. Lunch should be the best meal of the day. Sat alone at your desk it can be. Shawn of the need to find a table in a soulless echoey building on your Tod or with a select co-worker (oh, how simply do office affairs start) and looking over a menu for a flabby meal, you can disengage your brain, embrace the hunger and stay at work. Moreover, there’s no need to put your phone on the table and check it every minute because your computer is right in front of you. Relax. As for the looming gastrointestinal peril of your keyboard, worry not. Those are your germs. You’re among friends.

 

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Amy Bloom, producer at Practical Magic in Sun Valley, CA

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Samantha Brix, Senior copy writer, Havas Life New York, New York. Kale salad with feta cheese, olives, beets, and walnuts.

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Dominic Chu, CNBC markets reporter, CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Leftover teriyaki stir-fry chicken and vegetables.

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Mollie Tavel, Account supervisor, Weber Shandwick, Chicago. Sautéed spinach and fettuccine with marinara and meatballs.

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Monica Vaccari, Community manager of social media, Audible, Newark. Chicken-and-andouille soup; beignets for dessert.

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Steven Banton, Digital video editor, CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Salad with tomato, onions, chicken, egg, and celery.

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Everett Rosenfeld, Staff writer, CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Ribs, kale salad, and Mountain Dew.

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Shivam Pappu, Trader, Citigroup, New York. Salad with hummus and tahini.

Louis R. Hernandez, Attorney, Kurkland & Ellis, Chicago. Turkey sandwich, chips, and fruit.

 

Via Brian Finke