Author: Robin Stewart

  • Food & Art 4

    LAURA LETINSKY Hardly More Than Ever: photographs 1999 – 2004 “Letinsky’s generation is heir to modernism’s triumph at making photography a fine art. Despite the cloak of casual disregard show to neglected foodstuffs and dirty dishes, Letinsky’s images are calculated constructions with nary an anxiety about their roots in seventeenth Dutch still life painting”. (Ghez.…

  • Food & Art 3

    ESTHER CHOI, LE CORBUFFET Le Corbuffet is a most creative and entertaining cookery book. Esther Choi is a Korean / Canadian with a ph.D in architectural history and theory from Princeton University, a Masters in design from Harvard, an MFA from Concordia and a BFA in photography from Ryerson University. Choi has held teaching appointments…

  • Food & Art 2

    ONE THIRD, Klaus Pichler https://klauspichler.net/project/one-third/ I discovered Klaus Pichler’s body of work, One Third, a few years ago. The work was created round 2012 and has been exhibited worldwide. Unfortunately little has changed in relation to food wastage in the intervening years. Indeed the World Food Program in 2020 maintained that one third of our…

  • Portfolio Review, Tina Wing

    Tina was the second commercial photographer who kindly agreed to provide feedback on a portfolio of photographs. We finally got to meet up over a Zoom call on the 24th April. Tina is a busy photographer photographing not just food, but weddings and events as well. We went through all 30 images one by one…

  • Food & Art 1

    BEATLE IN THE BOX I’m not sure if the title of this series is a reference to Wittgenstein’s Beetle In A Box theory. If so it is tenuous and I cannot make a connection between Wittgensein’s views on language and the work here. But as a political / food / art statement it is close…

  • The Centre for British Photography

    I was in London for a few days last week and visited this new centre for British photography which opened in January. I have studied many of the photographers over the last few years and it was very enjoyable to see their work on the wall rather than in a book or on a web…

  • Book Design Decisions

    This document builds on cyanotype decisions and is designed to explain and analyse my decisions in a way I hope my final assessors may find helpful. There would appear to be an expectation, rightly or wrongly, that SYP will see a continuation of Body of Work culminating in an exhibition, book or anything that makes…

  • Complete Set Of Book Images

    These images are also being curated on a new Instagram page Rob Stewart (@rob.syp) | Instagram where three images are being published daily in reverse order. I am linking and hash-tagging anyone I think may find this project of interest. The cyanotypes are designed with a wider boarder, I want them to look ‘framed’. The…