Leftovers – Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

04/10/2018 • Art & Design

Let’s take a closer look at some leftovers, food photography of wasted or unused food. A short photo project on the food we don’t eat.

I named this short accidental project Leftovers – Food Photography of wasted or unused food. My original idea was to spend a night just snapping away at whatever grows in the garden and what I happen to have at home, maybe even do some cooking. Instead, it turned into this. A food photo series of the food we don’t usually eat.

Leftovers – Food Photography

The series consists of ten different photos all taken in my own kitchen on a very regular weekday night. The idea came out of accident while I was peeling some parsnips for dinner. Because when you think about it what we throw away sometimes looks just as good or even better than the stuff we eat.

So I started diving deep into whatever food I could find in the kitchen tonight. I might have ventured through the garbage for a quick tour as well. All in all, I found ten foods, or leftovers that I thought was worth taking a photo of. You can see them all below with a short description of what food it is and what it was for.

I will also post all these photos on Instagram, so check them out there too. Please also check out my previous but much longer food photography project A-Z Food Alphabet here.

And if you want to share this project please do and don’t be afraid to send an email if you want to connect.

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Dried out parsley – Was found in a glass in the fridge with not enough water. At least a week old.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Onion skin – The onion was used for tonight’s dinner.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Celeriac skin and ends – About half of it was used for tonight’s dinner.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Banana peel – Was sliced and served with ice cream the night before.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Tomato stem – Just forgot to throw them out. You should never eat these.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Dried out red onion – The other half was used for tacos the weekend before.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Half a dried out lemon – Can’t remember where the second half was used.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Carrot ends and skin – was used for tonight’s dinner.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Half an avocado – Found in the trash.

 

Leftovers - Food Photography of wasted or unused food

Parsnip ends and skin – was used for tonight’s dinner.

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