“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality,” posited the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Gazing at Jodi Miller’s food pictures — which practically reach out to grab us and pull us into their timeless little worlds — convinces me Stieglitz was right about this. I mean, just look at these luscious images. Created by accessing the perfect angle, a light bent just so, and zooming into incredible detail, they transport us to a place where we sense taste and texture with our eyes, where to linger is intoxicating, where we visit a single perfect moment that never ends.
Speaking personally, these lavish photographs of things I consumed and loved last year take me to a place of intensified and otherwise fleeting memories which feels “more real than reality” and from which, thanks to Jodi, I never have to leave. Oh, yeah — they make me really, really hungry, too.