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Tom Smith originally created Diner Porn as an homage to the importance of diners in his own life.

A film by Stephen Blauweiss, produced by ArtistFilmDocs

Diner Porn highlights the best parts of the diner experience—the vintage decor, the chrome buildings, and most importantly, the people and the communities. Through photo essays and editorial vignettes, written in collaboration with his partner Alecia Eberhardt, Smith maintains a focus on the stories of diners and the people that patronize them. (The photo featured on the cover is of the couple during a recent visit to the Phoenicia Diner.)

Smith and Eberhardt are headquartered in Saugerties, and have recently featured diners all over the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. To date, they’ve covered over 25 diners in New York and New Jersey—as well as one in Iceland on a trip there last year—but the project is constantly expanding and evolving. Several new contributors have joined the team and the site has begun taking submissions from readers who want to share their own “diner porn.”

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