external “An Open Letter to Martha Stewart Regarding Avant-Garde Food Photography” —Wired

Dearest Martha,

What a week! I was sorry to see the “buzz” about your food pics. For what it’s worth, my colleagues think your photos are post-modern masterpieces. And I concur.

The visual metaphors in your photographs are brilliant! The bold direct lighting representing the harsh spotlight of fame. The distorted colors representing the half-truths of public perception. The shadowy darkness where the true self hides. The soft, sloppy focus echoing the uncertainty of the human condition. It all blends together in a stark visual commentary on the dualistic nature of celebrity, presented as an unappetizing plate of food. Fame, like these contorted vittles, is hard to swallow.

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