Photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin have collaborated on a new series of kaleidoscopic photo scans of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are a sly take on the usual earnest what-to-eat-now charts and calendars illustrated with twee food photography.
The pair created the images, organized by month, by taking a handful of key seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs; cutting them up; and arranging them in patterns on a scanner. The kaleidoscopic, abstract effect of the designs forces you to look twice in order to isolate and name the produce. And even if you have the kind of eye that zooms right in on the details, these fun images just might subliminally remind those who don’t spend their weekends vegetable gardening or shopping at the local farmers market to eat better.
“Just as produce picked at peak flavor requires very little adornment on the plate, such was the case with these pictures,” the duo wrote in an email. “Simply placed on the scanner, we’re able to see every curve, nook, and cranny in incredible detail—and mirrored images allow us to explore symmetry, natural beauty, and the way imperfections and inconsistencies often become the most breathtaking examples of nature’s artistry.”