The unbearable lightness of food and drink

One more eccentric vein of modern still lifes, on the Production Paradise site: from the Spotlight Nov. 2018 magazine: “Piotr Gregorcyk Photography – Food & Drink Photography & Motion”: still photographs of food and drink floating, disassembled, in zero gravity. Frozen moments captured from floating motion in time and space.

Boosterish note fron the Spotlight site:

Piotr Gregorczyk [(PG)] is a London-based artist, photographer and retoucher specialising in food, liquids, drinks and still life. He is best known for his conceptual, food and liquid photography exploring the concept of weightlessness of food and drink in zero gravity. His images are clean and exceptionally detailed with a sense of vision unique in the industry.

PG Photography manages all post-production in-house, relying on 16 years of shooting and retouching experience in London. Piotr recently took on the mission of becoming a table top food director to translate the visual language of his stills into film.

Working with a network of London’s best model-makers, food and prop stylists and set builders, Piotr has built a reputation for creating dynamic and graphic images – the hallmark of his style.

Two examples of PG’s work. First, the Breakfast Samie [sandwich] image, in motion:


and at rest:


Second, the fish:


My title. From Wikipedia:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) is a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera, about two women, two men, a dog and their lives in the 1968 Prague Spring period of Czechoslovak history.

A quote from the novel, showing relevance to PG’s photographs:

the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant.

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