Norwegian artist and photographer Ida Skivenes has made a name for herself on Instagram for her playful photographs of food. While most people may attempt to make their food look photogenic and/or appetizing in photographs, Skivenes chooses to go a different route: she views her plate as a canvas and her food as her medium. Skivenes regularly creates artworks on her plates using her foods.
Here’s a fun contraption that could make breakfast that much more photographic each morning. The Image Toaster by Scott van Haastrecht searches Google Images for that day’s date every morning, and then burns a randomly chosen result onto your toast at 6×6 pixels.
Of course, at that resolution, it certainly won’t replace a gander through the morning’s paper (do people still read newspapers?), but it’s a fun idea that could some day turn your toast into a daily work of art (or news). For now the prototype still needs to be connected to a computer to do its thing, but Haastrecht hopes to have it working off of nothing more than WiFi and a power cord in the near future.
If you ever have enough patience and dedication to capture one photograph of something each day for an entire year, you should think about creating a collage with the photos once the project is completed. Tiffany Yung snapped photos of breakfasts she ate during 2012 and then created this photo collage once the year was over. She writes,
This is the culmination of my year-long “project.” This is everything I ate for breakfast in 2012 (350 days of breakfast…the 6 days missing are the days I either didn’t get to eat breakfast, or forgot to take a picture). I ate a lot of oatmeal and cereal and bananas and bagels and “jook” (congee) this year. Some mornings, breakfast was “lavish,” while other mornings were smaller and plainer because I had to rush out the door. I love breakfast and I try to never miss it. It can really make or break my day.
You can find a high-resolution version of the collage here. This could make for a neat poster for most subjects — especially the growth of a newborn baby!
Breakfast [Up and Up via Doobybrain]