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Nine Reasons you Should Follow Brock Davis on Instagram

December 29, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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You’re following Brock Davis on Instagram right? He just posted a collection of his best photos from this year that’s well worth a gander. And here he is on Tumblr, too.

 

 



Food Photography

The Energy Generated from A Single Orange: A Citric Acid Battery by Caleb Charland

November 15, 2012

Christopher Jobson

This orange battery was built by photographer Caleb Charland (previously) as part of his ongoing alternative energy photographs using fruit, vegetables, and other objects to create light for his long-exposure photographs. The electricity powering the lightbulb inside the orange is generated through a chemical reaction between citric acid and the zinc nails inserted into each wedge. I think this is by far the most lovely piece he’s done in the series, but before you start work on a bunch of orange lights to keep on the nightstand, the light generated was so dim this particular photograph required a 14 hour exposure.

 

 



Art Food

Sugar Murals and Cake Icing Graffiti by Shelley Miller

October 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Using materials that for centuries have been reserved as tasty decoration the finest cakes and pastries, Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller attacks brick walls and deteriorating urban surfaces with cake icing to create ornate scrolls and decorative motifs. While the medium itself is purely culinary, her illustrations and patterns borrow heavily from calligraphy and decorative arabesque scrolls seen in ancient temples and mosques. Another added dimension is its impermanence as the works crack, drip, and melt off the wall, potentially disappearing in just a few days.

Most recently Miller presented an interactive piece at Nuit Blanche in Montreal called Throw-Up, and you can follow updates via blog—check out that book sculpture! (via collabcubed)

 

 



Art Food Photography

The Geometric Food Art of Sakir Gökçebag

October 24, 2012

Christopher Jobson

And I have trouble cutting a sandwich on a perfect diagonal for my son. From watermelons to green beans and apples to pomegranates, Turkish photographer Sakir Gökçebag slices common fruits and veggies to create striking geometric arrangements. To clarify: the photos you see here haven’t been digitally manipulated but are instead the result of meticulously precise cutting worthy of a surgeon. If you want to see more I strongly urge you to check out the installations and photography projects on his website. (via designboom)

 

 



Art Food Photography

Amazing Animations of Fruit and Vegetable MRIs

October 4, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Animated MRI of corn. All images © Andy Ellison, shared with permission.

Andy Ellison works at the BU medical school in Boston where he frequently works with a research-only MRI scanner. Over the past few months he’s been sharing some fantastic animated gifs of his calibration and quality control scans using assorted fruits, vegetables and other plants. As you can see the results are absolutely mesmerizing and I urge you to check out his blog, Inside Insides, for many more scans and hi-res images.

 

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Food Photography

Terra Cibus: Food Photographed with A Scanning Electron Microscope by Caren Alpert

September 17, 2012

Christopher Jobson


terra cibus no.2 / chocolate Cake (320x magnification)


terra cibus no.3 / celery Leaf (85x magnification)


terra cibus no.34 / pop tart (450x magnification)


terra cibus no.32 / shrimp tail (230x magnification)


terra cibus no.10 / kiwi seed (320x magnification)


terra cibus no.7 / coffee bean (85x magnification)


terra cibus no.22 / lifesaver at 17x magnification


terra cibus no.23 / purple onion (230x magnification)


terra cibus no.24 / Oreo (15x magnification)


terra cibus no.6 / red licorice (20x Magnification)

San Francisco-based fine art and commercial photographer Caren Alpert combines her loves for photography, food, and art in these gorgeous photos taken with an electron microscope. Alpert captures the microscopic, almost other-worldly surfaces of common foods such as Oreo cookies, shrimp, leaves, and candy, turning what might normally be a scientific endeavor into fine art. As amazing as the images look here I’ve linked each through to the high resolution version on her website so you can see them in greater detail. Alpert has upcoming shows at Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery starting October 2, as well as a show called The Beauty + Biology of our Food at the Citigroup Center starting November 2. She also has limited edition prints for sale and you can find out more by contacting her here.