Raw Material

A series of photographs of raw produce, meat, poultry, spices and seasonings. The images are shot in natural light to capture the innate color, shape, size, texture and detail of the raw material in various states.

From fresh to wilted, ripe to rotten, raw to cooked, Raw Material examines and reflects on basic ingredients used in cooking prior to the assembly and service of a dish meant to be eaten. These images are the prequel to the food porn of finished dishes composed, styled and shot for the purpose of visual consumption. The Raw Material series captures foodstuffs before they are transformed as ingredients through the chemistry, alchemy, and artistry of cooking as well as the viewer’s imagination, eye, and appetite.

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