Playful Food Pairings Communicate Well-Known Idioms


Rather than slicing through the center of foods, this time still life and food photographer Beth Galton documents food with a more direct and solid approach. Idioms is a conceptual project that introduces a variety of sayings in strikingly simple form.

In the series, Galton creates visually appealing photographic pairs that bring to mind common phrases like peanut butter & jelly or a drop in the bucket. Her eye-catching combinations feature a minimalist approach joined together with perfectly styled foods. Through her juxtaposition of objects, the New York-based artist communicates popular sayings without having to write a single word.

Some idioms are quite obvious while others are a bit more challenging. Galton purposefully does not label her photographs so viewers are left to figure out the playful puzzles on our own. Can you figure out each one?











Beth Galton’s website
via [This Isn’t Happiness]



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