There are about as many opinions on capital punishment as there are prisoners on death row, but most can agree that it’s a sobering practice. New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves explores the death penalty and our reaction to it in his gripping “No Second” photo series where he re-creates the final meals of inmates executed in Texas.
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Most of us start losing our wild childish imaginations when we grow up, but not Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. Since 2002, these two professional food photographers have been shooting a playful series of dioramas called MINIMIAM (“miam” is French for “yum”) that place miniature people in a world of over-sized food. In their dioramas, Javelle and Ida arrange miniature model train in everyday positions and situations that connect playfully with the fruits, vegetables, pastries and other foods that they use in the photographs.
What first comes to mind when you see an American flag? Freedom, the Statue of Liberty, or maybe a big juicy burger? This last association has been used by French photographer Jonathan Icher in his “Fat Flag” photo series. With the help of make-up artist Anastasia Parquet, Icher picked five different nationalities and put their iconic foods into his models’ mouths.
Food posts are always a special treat for the eyes, but this selection of Foodscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner is definitely something different. Yes, that’s right – all of the pictures below are actually created out of fresh foods! Artist uses a wide variety of different ingredients, such as deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and bread, and builds entire worlds that look unbelievably realistic.
Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti presents what you may call an international manifesto of grandmothers’ love. His project, called ‘Delicatessen With Love’, took him to 58 different countries, where Gabriele photographed grandmothers before they’d start cooking, and their finalized signature dishes afterwards. The diptychs of proud women and their creations almost radiate the love and care put into the process.
If your hobbies range from food to art to science, they might seem incompatible at first – not to Caren Alpert, though, who combined all of those and presented some stunning microscopic food photographs. The series, called Terra Cibus, were created with an electron microscope, which helps to reveal the side of our food we don’t normally get to see.
Minimiam (meaning “Mini Yum”) is a creative union of husband and wife who create fascinating worlds of food with their little people doing their little chores here. Akiko Ida is Japanese and Pierre Javelle is French. They met studying photography at the Paris “Arts Decoratifs” art school.