CASE STUDY: Solar System


Client: Personal Project

Creative direction: My frequent collaborator, the food stylist Kristin Stangl, had a thought: What if we used food to represent the Solar System? That question inspired our self-directed series of images. We researched each planet and the sun, using food and cooking techniques to capture characteristics like temperature, topography and atmosphere. We show the sun as a golden disc of caramelized sugar. Venus, with its volcanic landscape and average temperature of more than 800°F, is represented with a French onion soup topped with molten cheese. Earth is an arrangement of salt-baked fish and lettuces to depict its surface of water and land. We both loved researching and creating this personal project. 

Crew: Food stylist Kristin Stangl