New York food photographer Beth Galton, along with stylist Charlotte Omnes, captured these amazing photos of various foods, including noodles, corn dogs, and even a half-cut cup of coffee. Galton refrained from digitally combining images, instead relying on strobes to freeze the action.
The photo series was inspired by a burrito they were asked to cut in half for a client. “Usually for the assignment we photograph the surface of the food, sometimes taking a bite or cutting off a piece, but we did the cut in half for the first time,” said Beth Galton. Charlotte Omnes and Galton thought it would be interesting to explore the insides of various products, especially the banal elements of our daily lives.
“Some of the elements looked perfect in section, even without any manipulation,” said Galton. “Donuts and ice cream were examples of this. Other elements required the use of food modeling techniques, such as using gelatin to solidify liquid in soup cans, or coloring food in noodle packages. Daniel Hurlbert, our digital technologist/retoucher, helped with images that needed some tweaking and reassembly of all elements.”
Beth Galton graduated from Hiram College with a degree in studio art. Her attention to detail and strict sense of composition has enabled her to garner a noteworthy client list, including Hellman, Swanson Broth, Campbell’s Soup, Wendy’s, Kraft Foods, Stouffers, Nabisco, St. Ives and Amal. Beth’s photographs have been published in many cookbooks, and her work is occasionally featured in exhibitions.
Similar works can be seen in the selection of mouth-watering cross-sectional sandwiches, but it’s better not to look at these photos on an empty stomach 🙂
The same idea has been implemented in a series of cutaway cars where you can admire breathtaking photos of the car’s innards.