These 3 Photographers Reveal the Odd Art of Organizing Your Food

There’s something calming and gratifying about objects sorted and organized – a human neurological quirk that’s made its way into affinity groups and bestseller lists, and is shared by many of us here at Mylio (and, we suspect, by you too). The three creatives below are definitely on board with organizing, with three takes on food still lifes that are both fun and satisfying. What must their dinner plates have looked like growing up?

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Lernert & Sande: Cubes

Sam Kaplan: Pyramids Unwrapped

Brittany Wright: Food Gradients


Lernert & Sande

When the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant wanted an arresting image for their special photo documentary project about food, they reached out to artists Lernert & Sande. The duo’s finished effort: nearly 100 perfect 1 x 1 x 1-inch raw, comestible cubes. You can buy prints of the work here. And for those of you who don’t think the image is quite organized enough, take heart: one obsessive netizen has — wait for it — assiduously labeled each of the cubes.

Food organizing photo project -- cubes

Via boredpada.


Sam Kaplan

New York-based commercial photographer Sam Kaplan shoots plenty of assignments for clients, but his Pyramids Unwrapped project was a personal effort, reflecting his own predeliction for things organized neatly. The architecturally-sound ‘pyramids and pits’ he’s constructed for the images below are made of cookies, cakes, and candies with no adhesives or supports other than gravity and meticulous attention to detail.

“I guess ‘precise’ is a good way to describe it. Maybe even a little OCD.”

Sam Kaplan, describing his work

Food organizing photo project -- pyramids unwrapped

Via designboom.


Brittany Wright

Food photographer Brittany Wright is right here in our back yard in Seattle, and arranges food she sources from her garden and the local farmer’s markets in Pantone-like gradients as a way of raising people’s awareness about what real food is like. You can buy prints of her work here.

Food organizing photo project -- food gradients

Via junk culture.


 


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Eric Perret
Eric is Mylio’s wordwright, tending its copy gardens with calloused, inky thumbs. He holds at least two passports that we know of, but isn’t a spy. Or is he?

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