Thermal Photography Shows Even Pizza Emits Radiation

Photos Courtesy Brea Souders and VSCO
Photos Courtesy Brea Souders and VSCO

These beautiful photographs of fast food were taken by Brea Souders using a radiometric thermal camera. They demonstrate that all matter with a temperature greater than absolute zero emits electromagnetic waves—no microwave oven required. And that Day-Glo Warholish quality is more than appropriate for junk food.

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The work was commissioned by VSCO. The company made a post that goes into a little more detail about thermography:

A quality camera will record a specific temperature for each pixel in the image, with an accuracy of plus or minus 2 °C. Since the camera can detect minute differences in temperature and then assign a corresponding color to that temperature, relatively crisp images are rendered.

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Below, you can see radiating hot dogs, fries, ice cream and a breakfast plate. Even more examples of glowing death food can be found here.

Hot dogs in buns with ketchup & mustard.
Hot dogs in buns with ketchup & mustard.
French fries in a paper tray.
French fries in a paper tray.
A scoop of ice cream in a cake cone.
A scoop of ice cream in a cake cone.
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Classic breakfast plate of sausage, toast & a sunny-side up egg.
Classic breakfast plate of sausage, toast & a sunny-side up egg.

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“They demonstrate that all matter with a temperature greater than absolute zero emits electromagnetic waves”

Thermal Photography Shows Even Pizza Emits Radiation

It’s been a long while since I’ve taken any science classes, but when was this ever in doubt? I mean, you have to be able to see the food items to take a picture, right? And since visible light is a form of electromagnetic radiation...

Or am I missing something?