Winner 2020 / Photography / Other

The Bug Project

  • Prize
    Winner in Other / Photography
  • Company
    Manja Wachsmuth Photography
  • Lead
    Manja Wachsmuth
  • Team
    Manja Wachsmuth, Fiona Hugues
  • Credits
    Food styling by Fiona Hugues

A project created to provoke a conversation about sustainable food sources. Inspired by the current trend of edible insects at high end restaurants, and classic Dutch still life paintings, where beautiful, abundant food and botanical settings always reveal a hint of repugnance and decay. This series of food images shows a range of ways that insects could be part of an everyday meal. At a first glance, the picture looks like a beautiful and delicious recipe that you wouldn't hesitate to cook at home. A closer look reveals that insects are either part of the recipe, or have come to eat your meal before you.