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Creative Director / Photographer

Food photography has become a mainstream phenomenon. Restaurants, food bloggers, home cooked meals, it’s #foodporn everywhere. In the mass of all these sharable photos, food tends to turn into something superficial.


MENU shows a fresh unique take on photographing food. Like art, or actually anything in life, food will gain more emotional value when you know the story behind it. So, instead of focusing on a finessed dish on a plate, MENU takes you back to the origin of creating a menu. Sticking to the same principles and values a chef would when creating a menu.Paying a lot of attention to details, composition and preparation. Considering the sequence of serving and keeping each ‘course’ exciting and surprising.Served the closest place you can get to a chef’s mind: on his face.

A dinner through the eyes of a chef and a photographer.

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“So on average, the photos would take about six hours to prepare. We wanted everything to be crafted by hand, and we really wanted the ingredients to be the hero. Robbie would go to the studio after work to start sticking ingredients onto his face in front of a mirror. Our big thing was that all the photos had to be in-camera realism with no digital manipulation. So that meant that depending on the shot, we would be limited to the number of photos we could take.”

Robert Harrison — Interview for 'VICE 'MUNCHIES'

 

"To respect the art of craftsmanship we avoided any digital manipulation and did everything by hand. Just like you would in a great restaurant."

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“We wanted to take the audience back to the origin of a menu. In fact, you could say we deconstructed a traditional menu, and put its raw, individual elements back together again on my face. The whole series actually follows the path of a traditional menu. Starting with the light flavors first, moving on to the stronger flavors. It keeps building up. For example, serving vegetables before fish, and fish before red meat.”

Robbie Postma — Interview for 'SHOTS MAGAZINE'

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“The devil is in the detail and that’s something we really took to heart when shooting the photography. Each single ingredient was painstakingly hand-placed onto the face, resulting in literally hours of preparation for each shot. For us it was important to work in a very organic way, shoot everything in camera and use no digital manipulation at all.  This attention to detail and technique, combined with the unexpected scenarios – I guess some would say downright disturbing images - is what has this such a compelling project to work on.”

Robert Harrison — Interview for 'The Independent'

Credits

CONCEPT
ROBBIE POSTMA
ROBERT HARRISON

 


CREATIVE PARTNER
BAS KORSTEN


ART DIRECTOR
ROBBIE POSTMA
ROBERT HARRISON


CREATIVE DIRECTOR
ROBERT HARRISON


PHOTOGRAPHER
ROBERT HARRISON


PR DIRECTOR
JESSICA HARTLEY


VIDEO EDITOR
TIM ARNOLD


MEDIA PRODUCER
CHARIVA GEURTS

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