“Fulvio Bonavia is an award-winning Italian photographer. Though he has shot ad campaigns for a wide range of international clients, such as Adidas, Heineken, Swatch, Amnesty International, and Alitalia, he is best known for his campaigns for automotive companies including Jaguar, BMW, Saab, Alfa Romeo, Daimler-Chrysler, and Audi.
Prior to establishing himself as a photographer, Bonavia worked as a graphic designer and movie-poster illustrator. In 2008, Hachette Australia published A Matter of Taste, a book featuring Bonavia’s conceptual photos of food as fashion—corn espadrilles, aubergine slippers, and a tagliatelle belt, for example. A French edition of A Matter of Taste was published in 2009, and a selection of images from the book was exhibited at the La Grande Epicerie in Paris.”
I really like the work because of the different way of looking at things, in this case food. I see beauty in lots of very everyday things and try to create things to let others experience it the same way. For me it sometimes feels like a strugle te create this things, I love the way these photographs make it feel effortless (it probably isn’t!) fun and fashionable.
A few weeks ago I found out about this nice photo series from photographers Benjamin Li (1985) and Laerke Elllegaard(1984).
This series got me thinking about faded glory, the perishingly aspect of strength… but honestly I just love it because of that fine line between beauty and disgust and the beautiful colour scheme!
As with most photos the work should speak for itself, I believe these pictures barely need guidance by words. Still, here some background info about the series from the photographers: “The work is all about playfulness and crating identities. It is both vulnerable and vulgar at the same time. There are references to everything form regal portrait, sex and gorging. Lærke and Benjamin are interested in combining beauty and disgust. The portraits resemble a white canvas where the food is the paint. The food is very recognizable but taken into another context given a new meaning.”
because I can make at least one of our own member happy with this beautiful picture omade by Daniel Regan.
Regan is an editorial photographer, who does a lot fashion related shoots.
After all the other really special cakes and food posts here I cannot leave this one out of the collection.
This woman went all out for her wedding day and told her hubby to be she wanted a cake that looked like herself! The original plan was to make the pair, but it took the people 5 weeks to make this cake, so there was no time left for the husband!(how does an 5 weeks old cake taste?)
Facts: weight: 180kg, 200 eggs, 7.5litres of amaretto.
(Unfortunately the body, head and arms were made from clay)
(found on the website of the Daily Mail)
Okay, we were too fast, Uli Westphal has even more incredible stuff!!
One more example to convince you to have a closer look at his website!
Nowadays people do not know where the milk comes from, or how bread is made. One solution is to go to farms with school children, another solution is to ask Uli Wetphal to visualize this.
He made these very nice panoramas made out of the packageg in the supermarket. These panoramas create an paradise kinda world, which is obviously not a realalistic view on the world.
They point out, in a beautiful way how disconnected our view of the food process is by just seeing the process from the supermarket to our home.
… seem to magically attract each other!
and an interesting Kirby cake: