Meticulously-Arranged Photo Transforms Whole Foods into Identical Cubes

In 2014, Amsterdam-based design studio Lernert & Sander created a wonderfully unconventional photograph of 98 different types of food. They transformed whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and protein into identical 2.5 centimeter cubes. The assignment was for a Dutch newspaper called De Volkskrant and was part of their documentary photography issue about food.

Lernet & Sander's visual response isn't what you might expect, but it's oddly satisfying to see such organization and uniformity in seemingly disparate edibles. The perfectly-arranged grid includes kiwis, watermelons, and lettuce alongside salmon and tuna. Their defining colors and characteristics remain partially visible, so that way the foods are still identifiable despite being cropped to a much smaller size.

The photo is available as a limited edition C-print of 50 copies. Check out their website for more information on how to buy it.

Lernert & Sander website
via [Colossal and iGNANT]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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