In this appetizing series, still life and food photographer Beth Galton gives us a fresh perspective on some basic, everyday meals. Cut Food is a series of just that–food that is cut in half, giving us a glimpse at the gooey, delicious mid-sections of a doughnut, a bowl of soup, and even a hot dog on a bun. Your stomach will growl with hunger as you flip through this eye-catching collection that puts a spark in our otherwise dulled perceptions of food and has us looking differently at the things we eat.
Galton worked in collaboration with food stylist Charlotte Omns, who used handy tricks like putting gelatin in the liquids to solidify them before cutting them in half. The project was inspired by a separate assignment, and Galton says, “Normally for a job, we photograph the surface of food, occasionally taking a bite or a piece out, but rarely the cross section of a finished dish. By cutting these items in half we move past the simple appetite appeal we normally try to achieve and explore the interior worlds of these products.”