So much of food photography is elaborately iced cakes and perfectly baked pies and counters without crumbs but Rachel Bee Porter, a photographer from Pennsylvania, has taken her food photography in a messier, more disastrous direction.
Porter’s most recent food photographs, Joy of Cooking, show ruined pies, wrecked cakes, icing smeared all over, splatters of custard, scattered fruit and split milk. Her photos are playful and vibrant but also irreverent as they destroy the beautifully baked desserts and perfectly arranged plates that so often grace the pages of Bon Appetit or Better Homes and Gardens.
“Having grown up reading a multitude of home and lifestyle magazines, my work confronts the expectations that developed from buying into the carefully constructed photographic fantasies of the pristine and perfect domestic life,” Porter said. “By appropriating the lush, brightly colored imagery of magazines and perverting it, I explore the aftermath of unfulfilled expectations that were bolstered through tips, tricks, how-tos, and eye-catching photographs.”
We love perfectly plated slices of pie as much as anyone but we also love that Porter has shown the honest, messy, disasterous side of cooking and baking that we are so much more familiar with.
Source : Trendland