Charels Roux made a series of photo’s based on different food scenes in literature. Meals from “Oliver Twist” (Charles Dickens), “Carrie” (Stephen King), “The Catcher in the Rye” (David Jerome Salinger), “Remembrance of Things Past” (Marcel Proust) and much more have been visualized by Mr Roux. e guess this goes a step further than your average food photography, what a great idea! Charles Roux also turned these photographs into his own book: Fictitious Feasts and exibited at the FoodPhotoFestival, in May 2017 at Vejle, Denmark.
From ‘Fictitious Feasts’, work about food scenes in literature. Here the three porridges bowls from the German tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears “(Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären) by Jacob and Wilhem Grimm. (image courtesy of Charles Roux)
“Weaving the link between literature, food and photography, Fictitious Feasts is based upon food scenes in fiction texts, at the service of a sensory experience. Eating is an essential activity, and connects both a sense of survival and social functions. Literature is frequently embedded in the imagery of food, and in many cases, characters are busy with the preparation or the consumption of a meal. The motif of food is particularly interesting in so far as it deeply reveals everyday life and its rituals, or it is a landmark in in the storytelling. Giving life to the story, food can also define a character or convey another theme: it relates the characters to some social or cultural identity. It could be said that writing reveals a great deal of human behaviours when intertwined with the literary treatment of food, for food not only nourishes but it is also a pretext to dramatic events or metaphors. Both food and words are essential to the human race and the way they are closely interwoven in literature is relevant of a certain human dimension. Meals fulfil physical needs as well as they provide psycho-emotional nourishment. The powerfulness of orality engages all the senses.” (read more charlesroux.com)