Photography

March 1, 2017

Introducing the Modernist Cuisine Gallery

We’ve always done things a little differently at Modernist Cuisine. We self-publish so that we can make books in our own, and undeniably huge, way. It’s an experiment that has allowed readers to see food as we do—as something that is endlessly fascinating, powerful, and beautiful. Our first book, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, […]

September 23, 2015

Our prints are back. And better than ever.

You asked for more prints and we listened. We’ve partnered with Artspace.com, the leading digital marketplace for fine contemporary art, to curate a new series of photography prints that features some of our most captivating images from our books and The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition. Together, we’ve produced our most stunning works yet— […]

October 21, 2014

Pasta: A Retrospective

Chances are, there’s a food holiday (and maybe even two or three) for every day of the year. While we like to celebrate amazing food regularly at Modernist Cuisine, we couldn’t let National Pasta Month come and go without acknowledging it. As the weather in Bellevue, Washington, turns gray and cold, a plate of Spaghetti […]

December 5, 2013

Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Food Photographers

Searching for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life? Look no further than the pages of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine for inspiration. Taking cues from some of our favorite photos in the book, we’ve put together a list of must-have gifts for the holiday season. Whether your loved one is new to […]

October 22, 2013

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

When we wrote Modernist Cuisine, we wanted to capture our readers’ attention and engage their curiosity, exposing them to scientific principles and modern culinary techniques. We knew a text‑heavy book might be intimidating, so we added a second goal: make the book beautiful by filling it with stunning photography. After wrapping up the production of Modernist […]

May 22, 2013

Announcing Our New Book: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

When I began writing Modernist Cuisine, I had several goals in mind: to explore the scientific principles behind cooking, to explain the latest Modernist techniques from the top restaurants around the world, and to punctuate the collection with stunning visuals. Nearly every review that came in cited our photography; even commenters who took issue with […]

June 7, 2012

Vote for MCAH Prints!

We’ve taken the photos, tested the recipes, written the text, and shipped our files off to the printer. But there’s one element of Modernist Cuisine at Home we can’t do without you: we need your help selecting images for the four 8 x 10 prints we will be including with MCAH! To vote, post one […]

December 13, 2011

Prints for Sale!

Two different sets of stunning photos from Modernist Cuisine are now available for purchase as high-quality prints.

November 3, 2011

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Part 4

In this last of Ryan Matthew Smith's four-part series on shooting the images for the book, he presents a slide show of some of his favorites.

August 26, 2011

Ryan Matthew Smith to Teach at SAM

In a one-day workshop at Seattle Art Museum, Ryan will explain the special techniques he used to making the outstanding photos in MC. Click for tickets

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