Food photography is one of the most popular forms of photography in the world. Every minute hundreds, if not thousands of people are snapping a pic of something they are about to eat or drink. Food is a common thread between all people, that is to say we all need it in order to stay alive, and as such, food images have a power to induce cravings, and create connections between different people and cultures.
Daria Khoroshavina, a photographer based in Moscow Russia, has a gift for creating beautiful cinemagraphs of many things, though a clear emphasis can be seen on food. One such series captures the process of preparing, cooking, and -of course- eating some delicious looking garlic cheese bread. It is shot beautifully, and really takes that connection that a viewer can have with food photography to another level. She’s been featured on the site before, for her cinemagraphs, but her Garlic Bread work is too tempting to pass up!
A cinemgraph, for those who can’t remember or maybe just don’t know, is taking a still image, and having a portion of it animated. There are a number of ways to accomplish the look, but the results have the effect of creating this odd blend of still and motion imagery that gives more life and feeling to an otherwise still frame.
Khoroshavina’s work with cinemgraphs is enough to make you want to take your lunch early. You can find more of her work over on her website, Kitchen Ghosts.