Food, Celebrity Portraits, and Food Culture

Pasta, Bjork, Gwyneth~ Bon Appétit!

I have no idea what Bjork is eating, but it looks like ink squid pasta. The photo, which belongs to… I don’t know who, is one of the few ones I found that was staged like a shoot, but didn’t have that snapshot quality to it… or maybe that’s my bias or just Bjork’s genius.

In any case, the only magazine where I saw natural portraits (or as natural as portraits can be) featuring food ended up being in a food magazine called Bon Appétit, which I could see featured some Jake Gyllenhaal (in a photo not featuring much food), some Elizabeth Olsen digging on some baguette, and then Slash Slash Slash (actress/pseudo-singer/GOOP creator) Gwyneth.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. mirella says:

    Gooddammit, another reason to love RDJesus: he loves to eat~

  2. ghost says:

    The most interesting thing to see is how different the Bon Appetit cover looks to any other cover. Gwyneth has FRECKLES??? When did she ever have freckles?

    Can Bjork’s Swan dress count as food? Do people eat swan? Maybe someone should get a goose dress next.

    About Classic Hollywood, I think… Marylin did like eating, so there’s a big chance she’s eating that burger. Then again, the Hollywood machine could have fabricated that idea as well. We… may… never actually know.

    • amy says:

      @ghost, That’s why I don’t usually go for fashion shoots. American Vogue, Bazaar, etc. They all apply a HEAVY layer to erase imperfection that… it makes them all look flat and plastic. I mean, a little photoshop it’s okay, I don’t mind a little bit of clean up, but things have gotten so out of hand.

      About Marilyn… PR machine? xD I think it’s hard to tarnish the PR of a star that has already gone. PR is an interesting thing to study, but a precious thing to just stay away from. xD

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