The exhibition 'Food Keeps Body & Soul Together'
is currently part of London PHOTOMONTH festival (October 2010) and at the BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE (November 2010).
After a great opening party at London's Shipton Street Gallery, Astrid is now preparing for the second show at Brighton Media Centre, 15 -17 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
Opening times: 28.10.10 - 14.11.10, Mondays – Fridays, 9.30 – 5.30 & weekends, 10.30 – 5.30
Saturday, 30.10.10, 5.30pm - midnight
The opening event takes place during Brighton's forthcoming ‘White Night Festival', an all-night public artwork event.
This an ongoing series of portraits is bringing together Astrid’s passion for food and her previous career as a costume designer. Before each image concept was developed, most of the sitters were asked about their favourite meals. In other pictures the edible item is telling the viewer something about the sitter’s pastime. The resulting images are humorous, bold and distinctive.
The title of the show is inspired by Astrid’s grandmother Liese-Lotte Buck, who sadly died in 2009. ‘Eat, everybody, food keeps body and soul together!’ - this is what she used to say before a family meal. The exhibitions are held her memory.
In 2004 the series won the London Photographic Bronze Award in the category 'Beauty and Form'.
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