Alan Sailer creates these explosive photos in his garage by shooting a pellet rifle at objects and capturing the results with a home built flash. He shoots everything from food to toys to Christmas ornaments. If you want to see more of these, check out his Flickr page. He has hundreds more!
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.
If you haven't seen these videos by Rick Mereki, you are in for a treat. These three videos were commissioned by STA Travel Australia, and are a great way to promote travel. They really make me want to jump on a plane and go somwhere.
"3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....
= a trip of a lifetime.
move, eat, learn"
Check out vimeo to learn some more about this wonderful series.