Heaven © Andreas Joshua Carver (@theaphrodisiackitchen)

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Watermelon rinds © Aliza Eliazarov (@aliza_eliazarov)

Whether we’re talking about Dutch still life painting or fast food advertisements, art and imagery has always been intimately connected to what we eat. For our latest group, show we invited you to submit photographs that show the wonderful and strange relationship between food and art. Curated by Alison Zavos, Editor-in-Chief at Feature Shoot, the resulting collection of winning images expresses just how far that theme can be stretched; we received mostly gorgeous confections, a few grotesque concoctions, and everything in between.

While food has always inspired art and art has always inspired food, perhaps we’re entering a new dawn of food art in the age of Instagram. In 2013, Somerset in London house hosted an entire exhibition honoring the chef Ferran Adria, and the director of exhibitions Claire Catterall supported this theory. She told NPR, “People have become a lot more sophisticated in their knowledge of food, a lot more interested in food, and that certainly didn’t exist 10 years ago.”

If what NPR calls the “food as art” trend did indeed begin on Instagram, it seemed fitting for us to open up a brand new Instagram account to coincide with this group show. World Chow (@worldchow) is a new submission-based platform for all things food, curated by the editors of Feature Shoot. To submit your images for consideration, simply follow @worldchow on Instagram and tag your photos #worldchow.

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Still life with hot sauce© Josh Dickinson (@joshdinnyc)

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Candy cane toothpaste © Josh Dickinson (@joshdinnyc) and Catherine Kim (@catherinejkim)

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Butter, Spring Restaurant at Somerset House, London © Robert Walker (@robertwalker100)

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Dinner, Esplendido Hotel, Majorca © Robert Walker (@robertwalker100)

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Omega 3 © Johnny Tang (@wereldheerser)

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Oyster © Johnny Tang (@wereldheerser)

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Tea with lemons © Ashleigh Amoroso (@ashamorskitchen)


Figs © Ashleigh Amoroso (@ashamorskitchen)

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Pickled Radishes © Ashleigh Amoroso (@ashamorskitchen)

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Teatime © Ashleigh Amoroso (@ashamorskitchen)


Soup with avocado © Ping Wang Xin (@pingwangxin, @pingwangstudio)

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Petit four © Des Moriarty (@desmoriarty)

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Lunchables © Des Moriarty (@desmoriarty)

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Blueberries © Des Moriarty (@desmoriarty)

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Pineberries © Sakara Life (@sakaralife)


Cut Food © Beth Galton (@bgaltonstudio)

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Melting granny smith © Justin Poulsen (@justinpoulsenphoto)

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Study of a Salmonberry © Laara Cerman (@laaracerman)

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Himalayan Blackberry © Laara Cerman (@laaracerman)

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Peas from my garden, eaten immediately after © Laara Cerman (@laaracerman)


Carved watermelon © Louise Hagger (@louisehagger)

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Seafood carpaccio and a shaved ice dessert © Louise Hagger (@louisehagger)

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Meringue whip © Louise Hagger (@louisehagger)

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Saffron and broad bean paella in The Guardian © Louise Hagger (@louisehagger)

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‘Beet it, just beet it’ © Meredith Andrews (@meredithphoto)

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Octopus sashimi © Meredith Andrews (@meredithphoto)

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A smoked, picked and fermented birthday feast © Meredith Andrews (@meredithphoto)

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Surinam cherries © Meredith Andrews (@meredithphoto)

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Gummy bears that look like Batman © Gummi Pop (


Organic strawberry © Jonathan Beckerman (@beckermanphotography)

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Purple carrot © Herz & Anker (@herzundanker)

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Fish © Amanda Berlinski (@a_berlinski) and Sol Ji Park (@park50171)

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White and chioggia beets © Teresa Palmisano (@t.palmisano)

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How to make tomato soup © Emmi Hyyppä (@duktiga)

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Oranges, Barbados © Thisbe Nissen (@onegreytoe)

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Diptych with blood orange dessert © Dorn + Carbone (@dornandcarbone)

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Octopus © Dorn + Carbone (@dornandcarbone)

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Agua fresca sculpture © Skye Snyder (@skyesnyder)

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Copenhagen breakfast of market nectarines and cherries, gluten free bread/carrot flaxseed breakfast cake, muesli with raspberries and tea © Belle Carlson (@bellejune)

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Purple Pods © Leonie Barton (@leoniebarton)

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Birthday cake © Jennifer Marx (@jennifer.marx)

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Sleeping Beauty © Jennifer Marx (@jennifer.marx)

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Pomegranate © Jennifer Marx (@jennifer.marx)


Lobster © Lucia Fainzilber (@lufainzilber)

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Galette des Rois © Barbra Lou Walker (@barbralou)

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Study of an Oreo cookie © Marly Ludwig (@mludz)


Treated, Greece, 2014 © Christos J. Palios (@reducedhue)


From ‘The Joy of Feasting by Miranti’ © Megan Senior (@mesenior), Jennifer McCabe

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Coffee and waffle at The Winchester © Oriana Koren (@orianakoren)

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From the series ‘Hong Kong Cafe’ © Ange Ong (@aangeong)


Modern Food: Corn © Angelique Ambrosio (@angeliqueambrosio)


Modern Food: Fish © Angelique Ambrosio (@angeliqueambrosio)


Modern Food: Green Pepper © Angelique Ambrosio (@angeliqueambrosio)


Modern Food: Chicken © Angelique Ambrosio (@angeliqueambrosio)


World of red © Keita Noguchi (@solwara)


Aoife Blows an Egg at the Institute © Ali Kate Cherkis (@cherkis)


Royal Earl Grey Tea © Sally Robinson (@sallyrobinsonphoto)

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Mandala stop motion animation © Lauren Vied Allen (@viedfinder)

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