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Aya Brackett on Bringing the Art and Culture of Food to Photography

February 8, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Aya Brackett

Caviar and fromage blanc photographed for San Francisco’s Quince restaurant. Aya Brackett says she’s always “trying to bring a little bit more story to the arrangement of food.”

Combining a graphic sensibility and an appreciation for the culture surrounding food, Aya Brackett creates still lifes that tell a story beyond what’s pictured in the frame. As a subject, Brackett says, food has “so many layers. It relates to culture and customs, and daily rituals and routines. Sensually, it has color and texture, and for me it’s been an...

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