The beauty of decay

I decided to challenge myself with the subject of ›decomposition‹ for a photography book project, whereby the term’s meaning is specifically being related to foods. The photographs displayed in this book document the process of decaying food. The focus is on the natural exploitation of the energy bound in the ailments, which is affected by mold. I wanted the observer to see a different side of the fungi. By using the techniques of macro photography, I created pictures of magical sceneries and foreign worlds.

Project Outline

  • Time

    6 month

  • Scope

    Research the topic of your interest. Research photographic techniques and studio set ups. Write a concept paper. Design and produce the book.

  • Target Group

    Art

  • Product or Service

    Art book

Methods

  • Secondary Research
  • Story Telling
  • Mockup and Prototyping
  • User Testing

My Role

  • Lead Designer
  • Photographer
  • Book Author
  • Visual Artist
  • Concept Lead
  • Print Production

Team

Solo Project

BookBeautifull images of mold

The book is divided into twelve chapters, each representing a different food. The shots exhibited in the section show the different moments and time. Every chapter of a nutrient medium opens with its own poem, which is supposed to lead the beholder to those alien places.