I have become an Instagramming fool. My family and friends roll their eyes as I raise my phone, the possibilities everywhere, scenes that might appear mundane to our mortal eye transformed by cropping and filters. It feels a little like art, the most democratic kind, because everyone can do it, is doing it, everyone who can lay out for an iPhone that is, so maybe not so democratic after all. Here are views from three meals I sat down to recently. The way the color red shows up in these images enthralls me. And I love that the strangers caught here completely ignored me, entirely unfazed by my camera phone. Perhaps I will grow beyond this new obsession one day soon. But not yet.