Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography - Modernist Cuisine

Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography features a fresh collection of mouthwatering images from photographer Nathan Myhrvold and the Modernist Cuisine team. With over 200 photographs from Modernist Bread, Modernist Pizza, and the Modernist Cuisine Gallery by Nathan Myhrvold, this new title captures the stunning details of the foods and drinks we love from a surprising, playful perspective—it’s a visual feast served up in a gorgeous coffee-table book.

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“Can food be art? You bet—so long as it’s captured by photographers like Nathan Myhrvold.”


“Myhrvold…and his team of photographers present cauliflower, poultry, and even the humble potato in a way that few have been able to see before.”

The New Yorker

“Myhrvold adds context to the art of cooking—more valuable than any recipe or menu description could offer.”

Vanity Fair

“A cutting edge photographer who routinely cooks up a feast for the eyes.”

CBS Sunday Morning
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Spanning 216 pages, Food & Drink examines its subject matter through six different lenses—photography speed, photography scale, cutaway photography, portraiture, still-life photography, and playing with food—to illustrate how Nathan and the team play with different technology, equipment, styles, and perspectives to capture foods and drinks we all love in a new light. The results are blueberries shot to appear like boulders, condiments exploding out of cannons, aerials of freshly harvested wheat fields, and wine catapulted to create the perfect splash.

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Where Food and Fine Art Collide

See the Collection at Modernist Cuisine Gallery by Nathan Myhrvold

Celebrate your passion for at a mammoth scale with artwork from Modernist Cuisine photographer Nathan Myhrvold.  Available exclusively at Modernist Cuisine Gallery by Nathan Myhrvold, this collection features brand-new images that can’t be found anywhere else, alongside some of the most iconic photographs from the Modernist Cuisine series.


“[Myhrvold] devotes as much time as possible to marrying the worlds of cuisine and science through incredible photography that he creates with cameras he’s custom-built using technology he developed.”

Galerie Magazine

“Food like you’ve never seen it before”

Smithsonian Magazine

“Extraordinatry Pictures”


“A breakthrough in the photography of food and cooking”


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