The Bug Project • Advertising & Fine Art Food Photography • Manja Wachsmuth
THE BUG PROJECT
A project born from the desire to provoke a conversation about sustainable food sources in the impending future.
Inspired by the current trend of edible insects on the plate at high end restaurants and classic Dutch still life paintings,
where the stunning beauty of abundant food and botanical settings always reveal a hint of repugnance and decay in the form of insects.
With thoughts back to medieval times and colour hints of highly prized native NZ greenstone, Pounamu,
a series of food images have been created showing a range of ways that insects could be part of an everyday meal.
At a first glance, the food picture looks like a beautiful and delicious recipe that you wouldn't hesitate to cook at home.
A closer look reveals that insects are either part of the recipe or have come to eat your meal before you.