Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Government Food

First of all, I'd like to thank McAuliflower for pointing out this project to me.

A group, just going by 'Government Food', put out an open call to photographers. They send you an MRE, you send them back two shots. The first, of the unopened package. The second, with all the contents opened, and prettily plated. The goal is to make these life-sustaining rations look palatable- without adding anything else edible to the pictures (i.e. no cute little parsley garnishes, etc.). 12 people will be selected to have their pictures published in a calendar, proceeds of which will benefit natural disaster vicitms. You can read more about the project here.

And now, for MRE No. 5, "Grilled Chicken Breast".

Fun stuff. You can see the whole set here; or, look here for a photo that contains notes detailing the funky little foods.


Anonymous sher said...

I loved your pictures!! It's looked ever so elegant and tres chic! You are an excellant photographer. This whole project is very clever.

May 23, 2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Thank you, Sher. I had a lot of fun doing it, and can't wait to see what other folk come out with.

May 24, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger Backyard Chef said...

You really are talented w/ the camera and food stylin'.

That curved glass is awesome-- my wife would love that. Where'd you find it? (if you don't mind sharing)

May 24, 2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Thanks, B.C.! Actually, the glass was a gift, but I'm pretty sure that I've seen them available from Crate & Barrel, or some such place.

May 24, 2006 10:40 AM  

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