We eat with our eyes first, and art duo Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves have taken that concept to a whole new level with their food-inspired photography. The pair has been collaborating for over a decade to create pieces that use scenes of food to explore everything from history to architecture. Their latest project, Food Scans, examines the aesthetics of seasonal produce month by month.
By arranging fruits and vegetables on a scanner and mirroring them to form patterns, the artists have succeeded in creating mesmerizing works of art. On their website, they describe the project as follows:
Just as produce picked at peak flavor requires very little adornment on the plate, such was the case with these pictures. Simply placed on the scanner, we're able to see every curve, nook, and cranny in incredible detail — and mirrored images allow us to explore symmetry, natural beauty, and the way imperfections and inconsistencies often become the most breathtaking examples of nature's artistry.
If the approach of winter has you bummed about the dwindling produce selection, these photos will get you excited to eat seasonal. Check out the whole series below and head over to Hargreaves and Levin's website for more of their quirky collections.
All images courtesy of Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves.