Working for over 10 years as a food stylist and photographer, Tatiana Shkondina has a real passion for food and photography. Like many artists, she has been inspired by some of the greats like Van Gogh, Picasso, Hokusai, Malevich and Salvador Dali, recreating famous images from artists with food.
The first inspiration came from Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, because, as she says she “loves plants, gardens and garden photography, as well as food. I remember how I was inspired when I first saw “Sunflowers” with its colours, shapes and the volume of each flower”.
It can take anywhere from 1.5 to 4.5 hours to set up, style and shoot each image. “Starry Night” took around 4-5 hours just to get the components in place correctly, working from sketches to get each part of the image correct before taking the picture.
Tatiana also has an interest in abstractionism and the artist Vassili Kandinski and she has an idea to create a restaurant menu based on his masterpiece “Several Circles”.
You can find more of her work on her website and Facebook page. Have a look at the images on the left and the four black squares below for more examples of her inspired work.