A collaboration between Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Dryden and sculptor and actress Zahydé Pietri using various fruits, vegetables, and flowers to create whimsical characters. The colourful assembly entitled Fresh Faces uses a plain, black background to provide contrast and visual impact so the viewer can focus on the subject without distraction. Dryden used natural light and claims that the fresh fruits and vegetables were shot almost immediately so they don’t oxidize or lose vitality. Pietri also mentioned that they let the colours, shapes, and textures guide them after looking at the ingredients to make the characters work.
All images ©Emily Dryden