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Lab Experiment Food Photography

The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail Series is Disturbingly Delicious

— June 4, 2013 — Lifestyle
Photographer Catherine Losing is at it again with her visually striking still life photography, this time with the series titled 'The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail.' Shot for issue 2 of The Gourmand magazine, it is much more complicated than her previous Scrunchie series. Although just as quirky, it is not as minimalist. This is due in large part to the equipment used throughout the photoshoot.

As though one big laboratory experiment, the The Serpent That Ate Its Own Tail series appears to test the conductive abilities of various foods. With the help of food stylist Iain Graham and set designer Anna Lomax, Losing captures questionable meals. From a knife-wielding octopus to a watchful row of pierced pig’s eyeballs, the imagery is disturbing.
Trend Themes
1. Food Experimentation Photography - Opportunity for photographers and stylists to push the boundaries of food photography by experimenting with unconventional dishes and presentation.
2. Science-inspired Art - Opportunity for artists and designers to create visually striking works inspired by science and laboratory experiments.
3. Quirky Still Life Photography - Opportunity for photographers to create playful and unconventional still life compositions that push the boundaries of traditional photography.
Industry Implications
1. Food Photography - Potential for food photographers and stylists to expand their offerings and attract clients looking for experimental, visually striking food photography.
2. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists, designers, and photographers to collaborate on sophisticated and eye-catching works inspired by science, technology, and food experimentation.
3. Publishing - Potential for magazines and publishing houses to attract readers and subscribers with experimental, artful food photography and related editorial content.
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