I’ve been looking at a lot of food photography recently, but, sometimes, dare I say it, it can get a little same-y – put your food in a pretty dish, lay it on a cunningly folded napkin, place everything on a textured table and play with depth of field until the background is artfully blurred.
Rinse and repeat. (And yes, I know I do this too.)
So it’s wonderful to see food photography that is completely out of left field and so very beautiful, for, of all things, an Ikea cookbook.
Photographer Carl Kleiner worked with stylist Evelina Bratell to create fabulous still-life patterns out of the raw ingredients for each dish.
The photos of the finished articles are witty, pretty and original too.
Unfortunately I think the cookbook is only available in Swedish and from Ikea in Sweden at the moment, though hopefully an international edition will be available shortly.
And wouldn’t those prints look wonderful as kitchen artwork?
And maybe I was onto something when I took a picture of my pot roast ingredients back in February? I should have held that thought.