I’m not sure when my obsession with food started but I’m sure it has something to do with Grandma’s meatball and lefse dinners. Food is attractive to me. It’s this great trifecta of art, community, and a basic necessity. I want to get to know food on all levels. From a mother making bread over a fire, to a chef getting the perfect brulée, to vegetables in their raw form. Food in its most raw state is simply beautiful, it has natural texture, form, and sometimes bold color. It’s fun to photograph.
The people that dedicate their lives to the art of making, growing, or raising our food are impressive. Food photography is as much about celebrating the food and the culture around it as it is about my journey to better understand the policy. I think the more you understand how food is being used, the more you will care where and how it’s raised and how it’s affecting our world as a whole.