As a wannabe food photography, I was geeking all over the new special exhibit at The Tech Museum of Innovation dedicated to the photography of the popular Modernist Cuisine photo book series.
The exhibit, “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine,” opens today and runs through Sept. 1 at the museum in San Jose. Yesterday I checked out the exhibit as part of a media preview, where Nathan Myhrvold offered some insights into the photographs taken by him and his team. (Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer for Microsoft who developed an interest in taking food photography, but in a way that almost dissects food and how we see it.)
I actually have the latest Modernist Cuisine book and love flipping through the pages of food images, some taken with a microscopic viewpoint. But there’s something about seeing these images enlarged and hanging on a wall that creates more impact.
Before getting to the photos I took of the exhibit, I thought I would share some of the images from the books (images courtesy of the Tech Museum) because I don’t think I could adequately give justice to Myhrvold’s work without showing the real thing.
Amazing huh? Here’s my preview of the exhibit, where 75 images from the book are featured.
The deets: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibit, The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose. PH: 408.294.8324. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission free. Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. www.thetech.org
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