In-Between Unreal Realities
Better Photography|March 2021
With his enticing, mind boggling two and three-dimensional sculptures of various types of food, Daniel Gordon takes you on a journey into his wonderful world of illusions.
Daniel Gordon

DELICIOUSLY DECEPTIVE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF FOOD

Food photography is as old as the history of the medium. At the time, with no other frame of reference, it was heavily influenced and even emulated still life paintings. Photographers back then used food to elevate images of it as a form of art. This was until visuals of food exploded on the commercial arena and became popular in advertising and editorial projects that included magazines, cookbooks and advertisements. But it is this explosion that resulted in artists thinking about food differently, to not just photograph it as a still life form but to question its purpose and even morph its form to produce new meanings.

In this issue of Better Photography, we have ten photographers—Daniel Gordon, Cosimo Barletta, Mayda Mason, Mikkel Jul Hvilshoj, Benito Martin, Claire Rosen, Klaus Pichler, Sanne Couprie, William Kass and Carolin Strothe—who explore the various intricacies of food in beautiful, bizarre, and humourous ways. photographs of food.

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