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Meet Samantha Schnur of Instagram Account The Naughty Fork

About Us,It’s about noon on a cold Thursday in January when Samantha Schnur, a pretty 24 year old blonde, pulls up to South Beach’s Delano Hotel in her 2016 Porsche Cayenne SUV. She scoops up her $3,500 Louis Vuitton purse with a $1,300 Canon EOS 6D inside, leaves her replica louis vuitton bags keys with a bronzed valet attendant, and walks inside. She waltzes past the concierge desk and high quality replica handbags china heads straight to Leynia, a swanky Argentine restaurant where a prime steak can cost $100 and a plate of lamb goes for almost $40.After giving the maitre d’ her name, she’s ushered to a large table on a patio with a spectacular view of the pool and the Atlantic Ocean. A few minutes later, she’s served free of charge a sizzling plate of provolone cheese, a platter of empanadas, truffle Parmesan French fries, and an eight ounce churrasco.But Schnur doesn’t take a bite. Almost immediately, she removes her camera from the sleek purse and begins snapping pictures. She’s careful to avoid shadows, and the bright sunlight indirect, of course obviates the need for a flash. For 15 minutes, she snaps the plates from various angles, about 30 shots each. Her just finished college countenance replica louis vuitton bags from china is all business.Related StoriesInstagram Sensation the Naughty Fork Debuts Savory Bagel Doughnut at HoneybeeMiami’s Ten Best Chef Instagrams to FollowMiami’s Five Best Easter TreatsShe barely looks at the pictures as she shoots them. Instead, she glides around the table casting a critical eye like a sculptor considering her work or a wolf examining its prey. By the time she’s done, the food is cold. She nibbles on a few French fries, gulps down one tiny slice of steak, and bites into an empanada.”Once you’ve touched something 400 times, it’s hardly edible,” she says. “There’s a lot of hands in the food. If it were up to me, I’d have a salad.”A couple of hours later, sitting at a table in Wynwood, Schnur sorts through the photos and finds one she really likes. It’s a closeup of the golden brown truffle fries sprinkled with a heap of shaved Parmesan. She uploads Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags it to Instagram.A second later, one “like” comes in. “How much engagement a post receives in the first minute determines everything louis vuitton look alike bags ,” she says.Sixty seconds in aaa replica designer handbags , there are seven likes. Two minutes, and she’s up to 15. “Shit,” she says with a look of horror firing from her replica louis vuitton eyes. Her face is flushed. “It should already be up to 100 likes,” she says. “If they don’t like a photo, that ultimately controls my life.”Schnur is a not just any Instagrammer, but a member of an elite club of food photographers who can earn thousands of dollars for posting a single picture of a souffl or branzino. In 2015, Cosmopolitan published the online list “15 Food Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Immediately.” Schnur was number eight. The Florida State dropout (and University of Miami grad) has 645,000 followers on her Instagram page, the Naughty Fork, and 185,000 likes on a Facebook account under the same name. At least one of her Instagram videos (showing the preparation of waffled mozzarella stick pizza) has been played 14 million times. She has earned as much as $4,000 for a single post, and she recently scored deals with major corporations such as Oreo, Amazon, and Arby’s, along with local businesses including Pincho Factory, El Patio, and Honeybee Doughnuts.Last year , she brought in almost $100,000, and this year she hopes to earn 1:1 replica handbags at least twice that amount.Philippe Khalifa, owner of El Patio in Wynwood, recently paid Schnur $500 for two hours of filming a new cocktail and a hot dog cheap replica handbags and then posting a few seconds of video. “Working with Sami is our way of showing 645,000 virtual people that our bar serves food,” he says. “Where else are you going to find that?”Centuries before Instagram pictures of avocado toast and gooey mac ‘n’ cheese, the Dutch master painters’ iconic still lifes transformed the way people saw food. Then there was the iconic photograph of a basket overflowing with fruit taken in the 1830s by William Henry Fox Talbot, a high quality designer replica handbags wholesale British scientist who fathered the negative positive photographic process.In the 1940s, brands such as Crisco and Aunt Jemima began to circulate free pamphlets with recipes and food photographs called cookbooklets. Then, in the early 1990s, a volume of recipes titled White Heat was published. It included photos that were works of art and overshadowed the words.In the 2000s came the food bloggers. Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine and food writing royalty, began detailing her personal experiences with restaurants, cookbooks, and food in 2007. Daniel Vaughn visited and blogged about more than 600 barbecue spots across the nation, which earned him a role as Texas Monthly’s first barbecue editor.”We all think about eating,” says Katy Coffield, founder and CEO of Foodie Tribe, a Miami based fake louis bag food and drink marketing agency that pairs more than 1,500 influencers with big brands such as McDonald’s and Dove Chocolate. “Food has a natural appeal, so it makes sense that it has translated onto our screens.”In Miami, Sef Gonzalez started the blog Burger Beast in fake designer bags 2008. It began as a news site but quickly transformed into a paean to replica louis vuitton Miami comfort food.”I would get told to put my camera away in restaurants,” says the stocky 43 year old, who sports a spiky beard. “I got kicked out of a Burger King once when I was trying to take photos of their remodel. And, don’t forget, I was using a little digital camera at the time.”Then, in 2010, came Instagram. It was a new way to communicate visually around the world. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, it prioritized image over text.

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