Rather than slicing through the center of foods, this time still life and food photographer Beth Galton documents food with a more direct and solid approach. Idioms is a conceptual project that introduces a variety of sayings in strikingly simple form.
In the series, Galton creates visually appealing photographic pairs that bring to mind common phrases like peanut butter & jelly or a drop in the bucket. Her eye-catching combinations feature a minimalist approach joined together with perfectly styled foods. Through her juxtaposition of objects, the New York-based artist communicates popular sayings without having to write a single word.
Some idioms are quite obvious while others are a bit more challenging. Galton purposefully does not label her photographs so viewers are left to figure out the playful puzzles on our own. Can you figure out each one?