The Faces of Food, introduced by my sesame seed Lucy, always travel with me. They look at me, stealthily from the plate, whispering to each other in different languages, all of them illuminated by one single sun. Red-hot sun in Amman and Jerusalem, just warm sun in Stockholm, bright sun in Brittany, mild sun in Norway... Protruding gelatinous eyes of blueberry yogurt and sugar aerials, carrot-spiked pupils, ice-cream cone nose and roasted potato chips hair. All of a sudden, my Food Faces are born.
I capture the spirit of the premises and the steaming kitchens and I let chefs and guests suggest to my imagination. Urged to taste the colorful and fragrant foods, I toast all women and men feasting around me and inspiring me strange recipes. Because food is art, imagination, creativity and also pinch of madness, just to flavor it.
I was born in Turin, where I graduated in architecture; I now live in Genoa. I started taking photographs in the theater. Director, actress, and author I have written many plays; I also published four books, the latest Memories of food, the food of memories. The Faces of Food belong to The food on the stage, my project in progress of photographs, writings, and theater.
I also manage the blog L'ovo di Piero where surreal photographic stories show poetic research also represented in the series of still-life photos Minimi set.