It is often said of typography that you don’t notice “good typography”. It sits easily on the page or the advertising hoarding and you read the message without seeing how it has been conveyed.
To the food photographer it can feel that food photography is also regarded like this by most people and that if those outside the business do contemplate it at all it is to wonder what dreadful things have been done to the food to make it look palatable or if it is all ‘fake’.
This exhibition of the work of Marie-Louise Avery, a well known London food photographer attempts to open the eyes of those who have not looked at food photography closely before and show that those images that appear in adverts or in the pages of glossy magazines are the result of careful observation, a love of light and of food and real artistry. These images are strong and interesting in their own right and work brilliantly as decorative works for interiors.