At first glance, any of the works of Pamela Michelle Johnson could easily be mistaken as photography. And because they appear so realistic and always depict junk food, they induce comfort to the viewer, and may even encourage screen-licking. But the purpose of Johnson’s work is far less playful and lighthearted than it appears.
The manipulative food photography seen here, is the work of Belgium-based photographer Jean Francois De Witte. De Witte, having an obvious mastery of food styling and Photoshop, creates slightly mind-bending works of art, with different foodstuffs as the medium of choice. Whether it’s eggplant wine, the blue cheese bullet train, or the meat car — De Witte’s work usually requires a second look.
More works can be found at De Witte’s website.
We’ve all played with our food at one time or another. Perhaps drawing our favorite team’s logo with the mashed potatoes [Go Devils!], or arranging our peas to form the Batman logo. The person behind Foogos still plays with their food. But unlike most dinnertime artists, this food-player brings an art degree and agency experience to the table… and is obviously an adult. The results are works of food art that mom won’t yell at you for.
Wine stains, usually nothing more than a ruiner of clothes, are turned into irretrievable works of art by Amelia Harnas. But these stains are no accident. Showing an amazing control of her medium, Harnas deliberately applies wine to fabric, and creates shade and texture by applying it repeatedly over the same spot. She then reinforces the image with her embroidery skills, creating eerily beautiful and monochromatic figures.