The latest work of husband and wife duo Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca casts a new light on the possibilities of food photography. In the series, entitled Meals Interrupted, visually compelling feasts are destroyed by various disasters, ranging in severity from a rain-soaked princess party to a bloody Italian dinner that brings new meaning to the idea of a murder mystery dinner party. The stunning gastronomical landscapes were shot in Brooklyn and Montreal.
The scenes were created authentically with the exception of the blood in the murder scene. In addition to the drenched birthday celebration, which was shot after an actual thunderstorm, the food stylist and photographer couple worked with props stylist Maeve Sheridan to create the conditions for an invasion of bees (facilitated by a bee keeper outside of Montreal), a fire (using a blow torch), and a food fight, which was arguably the easiest situation to replicate.
The stunning gastronomical landscapes manage to tell intriguing stories with just the remains of a meal, conveying the unique disappointment that comes from an unexpected, abrupt end to a celebration.
Check out the images below.