September 11, 2012

caren alpert: terra cibus


terra cibus: series created exclusively for i want you magazine:

caryn alpert @ minimal exposition

what's in our food? what's the difference between a bird's-eye view of a remote vegetable crop and a microscopic swath from a pineapple leaf? how distinct is a pile of table salt from miles and miles of icebergs?



caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition

i've made a living over the last decade capturing mostly recognizable images of food. now i want to show what is there, but what we never actually see: landscapes, patterns and textures that ignite a completely different response from the viewer.

caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition

photographs taken with electron microscopes have seized my interest because of their mystery and simultaneous familiarity. this medium deconstructs, abstracts, and reveals the ordinary in a riveting way. the closer the lens got, the more i saw food - and consumers of food - as part of a larger eco-system.

caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition

there's so much rhetoric in our culture around food: food science, food journalism, food history, and food how-to. it is my hope that these photographs might transform our food obsession into a newfound closeness with what nourishes us.

caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition







caryn alpert @ minimal exposition

caren alpert is a san francisco-based fine art and commercial photographer. born in new york, and raised in tucson, arizona, caren earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in photography and graphic design from the university of arizona.

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1 comments:

Susanne said...

wonderful abstract...so beautiful to look at
art is everywhere and that's great