If there’s one thing food photography has given us, it’s the chance to enjoy a gastronomic experience that goes beyond taste: so when you’re not able to appease the palate, your eyes can help satisfy your appetite. Fine Dining Lovers introduces you to some of the most interesting photographers in the field today, those who manage to interpret dishes and taste experiences in a personal way, a way that is unexpected and never banal.
For the Canadian Liz Wolfe, instead, food seems to have one dominant colour: pink. But if you think hers is a world of cuteness and comfort, think again. As these pictures show, all that sugary décor and use of pastel actually highlights the raw and sometimes disturbing elements of her work. The result? A bittersweet style that we urge you to explore and enjoy.
Now we take you from pastel pink to black, without anything in between: the Italian photographer Silvia Badalotti’s vision of food is much darker, and she chooses unusual and rather grim settings for her work. Hers is a very original means of interpreting food, as demonstrated here in this splendid collection of images, driven by the desire to break beyond fixed ideas. Instead of the “classic” way of depicting food, well-lighted against white backgrounds, her sets are dim, almost dark. Whatever you think about her images, they won’t leave you indifferent.
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