Fashionable foods come and go, but the timeless beauty of simple ingredients remains. For Greg Stroube of Bruton Stroube Studios in St. Louis, Missouri, celebrating food meant working against the grain. For his series Reconstructed Food, Stroube took the concept of deconstructed food to task. After cooking a set of delectable dishes, Stroube then rearranged the plates using scraps from the preperation to style a set of mouth-watering photographs that depict each main ingredient reconstructed to its original form. Carrots, beets, tomatoes—they return to their roots with Stroube’s tasty take on the popular food trend.
Our recent release Visual Feast showcases the work of stylists, designers, and photographers playing with their food to create good-enough-to-eat images. Still hungry? Dig into Divine Foods and The Delicious for a taste of how visual culture and gastronomy are blending together.
Images © Greg Stroube