Caren Alpert makes a living taking recognizable photos of food. This led to her interest in showing the landscapes, patterns, and textures of different foods. Her intention was to create a completely new response to food from her viewers, and it sure has.
"Photographs taken with electron microscopes have seized my interest because of their mystery and simultaneous familiarity. This medium deconstructs, abstracts, and reveals the ordinary in a riveting way. The closer the lens got, the more I saw food - and consumers of food - as part of a larger eco-system.
There's so much rhetoric in our culture around food: food science, food journalism, food history, and food how-to. It is my hope that these photographs might transform our food obsession into a newfound closeness with what nourishes us."
Make sure to check out the rest of her awesome food closeups at her web gallery.