With the help of food stylist Charlotte Omnes, New York still life and food photographer Beth Galton put together an interesting series of photos that shows what prepared and packaged foods look like in cross section.
Speaking to Imaging Resource, Galton explains that she was inspired to create the series when asked to shoot a cross section of a burrito for a client:
Normally for a job, we photograph the surface of food, occasionally taking a bite or a piece out, but rarely the cross section of a finished dish. By cutting these items in half we move past the simple appetite appeal we normally try to achieve and explore the interior worlds of these products.
The series takes an inside look at everything from canned soup to ice cream cones, giving viewers a look at what their foods look like on the inside:
As far as shooting the photos themselves, the solids were pretty straight forward. When it came time to capture cross sections of liquid, however, Galton and Omnes had to get a bit more creative. The duo tells Imaging Resource that they used gelatin to solidify liquid in the soup cans, and Kitchen Bouquet to add color to the bits of food in the noodle soup.
For now, what you see here is the entire series, but photographer and food stylist have spoken about continuing it in an interesting and different way — no word yet on what they would look like. To see more from Galton or Omnes, you can head over to their websites here and here, respectively.
(via Imaging Resource)
Image credits: Photographs by Beth Galton and used with permission.