TUCKER SHAW, 35, is a writer who grew up in Denver and went away to Maine for college and moved to New York in 1991 for the reasons people do. Since Jan. 1, he has photographed everything he has eaten.
He has taken more than 600 photographs so far, in restaurants, in the kitchens of friends, on street corners and in the dim light of his own home at 11 at night, when he often has a final bowl of cereal before bed. Taken as a package, and looked at in order, the pictures are dizzying in their effect. They could be postcards from a Martian, lost on Earth and struggling to give order to his experience.
“It’s amazing to me how much food there is in New York,” Mr. Shaw said last week. “It’s like we’re eating in Rome, before the fall.”