Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and photographer Michael Zee makes sure he does it just right every morning. For both himself and his boyfriend Mark van Beek, Zee cooks a delicious breakfast at the start of each day. Sometime last year, the two sat down to eat their morning meal when they noticed how perfectly symmetrical Zee’s setup was. The food enthusiast posted a photo of this meal on Instagram and his followers soon began asking for more. Thus, the Symmetry Breakfast series was born.
To continue with this mirror-image food series and turn it into a daily tradition, Zee often wakes up extra early to begin preparing breakfast and he even starts some meals the night before. He now pays close attention to the backdrop and the tableware so that they superbly compliment each unique meal. Zee and van Beek occasionally eat out in different countries and enjoy documenting these cultural foods as well.
Zee explained, “People wonder if I’m crazy or obsessive, but it is a declaration of love, really. I’m dedicated–both to breakfast and to Mark.”