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Photo Series ‘Fictitious Dishes’ Brings to Life Storied Meals from Almost 200 Years of Celebrated Fiction
Literature and food has always had a special connection, and this link is made manifest visually and beguilingly in Fictitious Dishes, a clever project by designer and writer Dinah Fried. Fried multi-tasks as she cooks, art-directs, and photographs meals from almost 200 years of celebrated fiction.
We all know that looking into a microscope reveals a whole world of tiny, miniscule organisms that are invisible to the naked eye. Photographer David Littschwager does exactly that with a single droplet of sea water, and what you will see is guaranteed to creep or gross you out. It’s no secret that microorganisms are all around us, but give this particular image some pause because we in the course of a typical visit to the beach ingest a drop or two of seawater accidentally.
The southern African sardine run happens from May through July when literally billions of sardines spawn in the waters of the Agulhas Bank and travel northward along the east coast of South Africa. It is the most enormous predatory hunt in the world with their awesome numbers creating a feeding fury along the coastline and photographer Jason Heller was there to snap these shots.
While there may be many wireless flash trigger systems, one common denominator to almost all of them is size. Most of them are a bit big, and these days, just about everyone wants things in smaller packages. This is exactly the niche FlashQ is targeting. Most people with cameras on the smaller side want a flash trigger that won’t dwarf their unit. That’s exactly what FlashQ’s size is proportioned after.
Belgian photographer Isabelle Menin produces some beautifully charming portraits of flowers, which are lovely in shape and color in addition to being unbelievably expressive. The work reveals an unmistakable background that is obviously rooted in painting. Sure enough, Menin has over ten years of experience working with canvases and she only stopped when her interest transferred to digital photography.
Iranian photographer Hossein Zare’s reputation precedes him with his trademark anti-gravity photography, however his newer work raises the bar for surrealism. Zare is capable of catapulting you into dream-like sequences, just by gazing at his images. Zare’s work is replete with striking atmospheric symmetry and compositions.