Maren Caruso: Conceptual Food Photography
When you think of photos of food, full-cooked meals, desserts, and hor d’oeuvres come to mind. For Maren Caruso, food photography is much more than just that; it’s about creating amazing and unique conceptual food photography which she is able to do by shooting various foods and ingredients from different artistic and abstract perspectives.
According to Trendland, the San Francisco-based photographer has had her work featured in some of the leading publications in the food industry which according to her website, include “Bon Appetit,” “Food & Wine,” “Food & Travel,” “Los Angeles Times Magazine,” “Rachel Ray Magazine,” “San Francisco Magazine,” “Vegetarian Times,” and a number of cookbooks.
Some of Caruso’s brilliant work includes what Trendland calls a “deconstructed series” in which Caruso shoots each ingredient separately all the way until the end result, which will typically consist of a “cooked” vegetable or constructed ice cream cone.
In addition to conceptual food photography, Caruso also specializes in food (yes, beautifully arranged full-cooked meals), ingredients, and soft-goods such as clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Caruso’s work has also been featured in advertising campaigns for the Four Seasons, Hilton, Kraft, Levi’s, Macy’s, Milk-Bone, Target, Walmart, and Wieden Kennedy.