The folks at Mexican agency Golpeavisa were recently tasked with creating a portrait of world-renowned Danish chef René Redzepi for a cover of ClasePremier magazine. Instead of doing a digital illustration like they’ve done before, they decided to flex their creative muscles and try their hand at making a portrait out of food using perspective photography. After a good deal of planning and setting up, the cover above is what resulted.
Next, they pointed a camera at an empty table, set up a monitor to see a live view, and then overlaid the live scene with a semi-transparent sketch they made. The overlay allowed them to see exactly where items need to go, and how they would look in the final image.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video they made showing the project coming together:
They’ve also written up a great blog post that contains a bunch of photographs captured throughout the process.
Image credit: Photograph by Golpeavisa/ClasePremier