Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Israel Prix Fixe: Mouthwatering Photos of Israeli Cuisine on Display in NYC
This week, an exhibit by Israeli artist Eilon Paz opened up at the James Beard Foundation. Presented by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, “Land. Milk. Honey.” features dozens of beautiful photographs which put three dimensions of flavor on a 2D plane. More than just hummus, Paz’s work showcases a wide array of flavor, documenting everything from the farmer’s produce to the path it takes to be arranged on your plate. Surrounded by culinary stimuli, including oversize prints with grapes larger than your head, the viewer is reduced to drooling more than Pavlov’s dog at the sound of a bell.
Paz’s journey into the world of photography started at age 16, when he came across the Canon AE-1 which would change his life. He would hone his skills as a fashion photographer in Australia, before circling around the world, coming back to Israel and now, New York.
Eilon Paz has an extensive collection of food photography at his website, which you can find here.
The exhibit will be up through all of June at the James Beard Foundation’s Greenhouse Gallery.
Whether you’re a foodie or an artist, check out the James Beard Foundation’s events and pick up some culture on the way.