Edibles takes food photography into the realm of art. Why not paint pictures with “pixels” of food? Continuing my affinity for photography that might be mistaken for painting, I’ve photographed with a Hasselblad H6D-100c (100 MPx) a series of 22 edible compositions each assembled on a sheet of watercolor paper. Illuminated from above, each object projects a soft shadow on the watercolor paper – see, for example, the shadows around each egg in “Brown Beauty” and in “White Beauty.” Each photograph is presented as a circular image; the thin black circle is added digitally.
The original photographs for Edibles are printed as 40 x 40 inch giclées on textured watercolor paper (Arches® Aquarelle Rag 310 gsm). The original subjects (habaneros excepted) were eaten!
I believe the work is most powerful arranged into diptychs or triptychs as displayed here. This may provide a narrative otherwise not attainable, e.g., as in “Segregation” and “Integration.” Those familiar with Latin American cuisine may appreciate the translated play on words in the diptych, “Rice, Beans and The Painted Rooster.”