taken from the idea of food photography and food styling from high gloss magazines, I wanted to take these domestic and wholesome references and make them go awry. In all actuality these magazines evoke lust, pleasure, and "original" sin.

Food photography 2001 - 2006
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 archival pigment print
The Soft Parts mend In God's Good Time
2005
archival pigment print
diptych each 40" X 30 101cm X 76

Artists' arms were covered in bread dough and left to rise. Dough was then baked onto arms with a blow torch.
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Cherry Pie)
2002
Archival Pigment Print
20" X 30 51cm X 56 edition of 7

Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Bread,salt,water)
2002
Archival Pigment Print
20" X 30 51cm X 56 edition of 7

A anatomically correct cast bread skull was photographed in the style of Irving Penns'famous photograph, Bread, Salt, water. The mold was made from a real skull.
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Banana peel skulls)
2002
Archival Pigment Print
40" X 30 101cm X 76 edition of 7

Banana peels were flattened into a grid and skulls that were traced from a flemish still life painting were cut out from the peels. Skulls were switched with each other, much like offset printing techniques. Photographs were taken three times a day as banana peels decayed.

Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
All Day All Nite Sucker
2003
Archival Pigment Print
13" X 17 33cm X 43 edition of 7

Skull Lollipops that were given out in Mexico during the "Day of the Dead festival were left in my studio for two years to undergo differing climate changes. The second summer they were photographed melting much like blood.
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Baked skull with blackberry and goat cheese compote
2003
Archival pigment Print
13" X 17 33cm X 43 edition of 7

Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Baked apple skull with raspberry sauce and fresh cream
2003
Archival Pigment Print
13" X 17 33cm X 43 edition of 7
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Carved Apple Skull 1)
2002
Archival pigment Print
30" X 20 56cm X 51 edition of 7

Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Eating My Demons Series (Carved Apple Skull 2)
2002
Archival Pigment Print
30' X 20 56cm X 51 edition of 7
Jeph Gurecka Food photography 2001 - 2006 Archival Pigment Print
Cream Puff Swan
2001
Archival Pigment Print
20" X 30 51cm X 56 edition of 7

A cream puff swan from an Italian pastry shop was left to decay on a bed of strawberries and soil. Swan was photographed three times a day for two months.

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