Mission: Calling all foodies! Play with your food and show us your culinary flare. For this mouth-watering mission we’re partnering with Gestalten to celebrate the launch of their latest book Visual Feast: Contemporary Food Staging and Photography. It’s all about experimentation. From flat lay and Technicolor colorblocking to dark, moody tones and rustic textures. Embrace food’s endless shape, size, color, texture, and form. Style with the myriad of playful props available for creating conceptual environments, just be sure to tag your images ‘Visual Feast’.

Prize: Three winners will receive a copy of Visual Feast and feature on the EyeEm Blog.

Deadline: May 25, 2017

How to take part: Photos tagged with Visual Feast will automatically be entered to the Mission. Include the tag as you submit a photo or add it to one you’ve already uploaded – just select Edit Photo then add the tag “Visual Feast”.

Visual inspiration:

Photography: HEAMI LEE, Styling: REBECCA BARTOSHESKY, Food Styling: CHRISTINE BUCKLEY first eyeem photo
Photography by HEAMI LEE, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography: LUCAS ZAREBINSKI, Food Styling: HADAS SMIRNOFF, Prop Styling: CHLOE DALEY
Photography by LUCAS ZAREBINSKI, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography & Styling: SARAH ILLENBERGER
Photography by SARAH ILLENBERGER, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography & Styling: MAURIZIO DI IORIO
Photography by MAURIZIO DI IORIO, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography: KIA UTZON-FRANK, OWEN SILVERWOOD, DUNJA OPALKO; Art Direction & Styling: KIA UTZON-FRANK
Photography by KIA UTZON-FRANK, OWEN SILVERWOOD, DUNJA OPALKO, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography: SILVIO KNEZEVIC, Food Styling: SVEN CHRIST, Art Direction: KRISTIAN KUTSCHERA
Photography by SILVIO KNEZEVIC, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography: ALEKSANDRA KINGO, Styling: LUCY-RUTH HATHAWAY, Art Direction: GEM FLETCHER
Photography by ALEKSANDRA KINGO, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography: NATHAN PSAK, Art Direction: BOMPAS & PARR AND FRIENDS
Photography by NATHAN PSAK, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

Photography & Styling: JONAS MARGUET, Art Direction: CAROLIEN NIEBLING visual feast
Photography byJONAS MARGUET, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.

 

About the book:

Visual Feast reveals a world where food is both an art medium and an edible eccentricity.

We eat with our eyes. People love to stage and take photos of their food. Driven by Instagram and the advertising industry, stylists, gourmandizers, and photographers continually invent new ways of presenting food as both delectable and radical. Visual Feast presents work nonpareil from this growing scene.

Sharing photos of food has become entrenched in our daily lives. Visual Feast celebrates the interplay between a myriad of styles: maps created from vegetables, lobsters painted gold to adorn tables, jelly molded into witty dishes. These images can be readily found on social media, in magazine editorials, or transformed into infographics.

Food photographers and stylists create innovative images that make mouths water, eyes widen, and nostrils inhale imagined scents. Quenching creative curiosities and satisfying even the keenest of artistic palettes, Visual Feast explores food staging and exists as a tome of inspiration for those immersed and intrigued by its yummy and alluring realm.

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Header image by MAURIZIO DI IORIO, from Visual Feast, Copyright Gestalten 2017.