San Francisco based photographer Caren Alpert used her passion of food imagery and food issues to create her latest fine art project microscopically photographing food. Through her lens, common food items from blueberries to fortune cookies—are transformed into wondrous and often mysterious landscapes of texture and color. Alpert showed My Life With Science, Art and Food as a participant at this year’s Photolucida in Portland, Oregon.
“As a food lover and a photographer I answer these questions visually. Using scientific laboratory photo equipment, I journey over the surfaces of both organic and processed foods: my own favorites and America’s over-indulgences. The closer the lens got, the more I saw food and consumers of food (all of us!) as part of a larger eco-system than mere sustenance.” —Caren Alpert