Photographs of human portraits made from organic produce capture plant-based peoples unique personalities.
Puerto Rican sculptor ZahydÃ© Pietris plant-based edible art exhibit €œFresh Faces€ recently won second prize at the International Photography Awards in the €œProfessional: Advertising, Food€ category. The series of photographed sculptures presents portraits of human faces that are crafted entirely from organic fruit and vegetables such as grapes, raspberries, flowers, beets, potatoes, and mushrooms. €œFresh Faces€ is currently being exhibited in Luchon, France as part of the €œLuchon En Photo: Festival de la Photographie D’Art€ and was previously shown at the School of New Resources at New Rochelle College, Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem. The photographs taken by Pietris artistic partner, Brooklyn-based Emily Dryden, bring out the vibrant color, detail, and distinctive spirit of each piece. The artists claim that all of their plant-based people have their own names and individual identities. “Inspired by the diversity of color and shape in nature,€ Pietri says, €œwe created a cast of vibrant characters to reflect our observations. We sought to create unique personas for each piece by using fresh fruit, vegetables and botanicals.€