meals interrupted by davide luciano and claudia ficca
images courtesy of davide luciano and claudia ficca
fine-art photographer davide luciano and professional food stylist claudia ficca (husband and wife) have teamed up to create ‘meals interrupted’, a photography series which displays dining tables that have been suddenly disrupted by various disasters. each visual bears the image of an abandoned tabletop, one that has been disturbed by an unfortunate accident, or humorous mishap — a picnic is suddenly ravaged by a swarm of bees, a devastating fire chars every meal, and a chaotic mess of school lunch is left behind after a cafeteria food fight. each shot captures the uncanny sense of disappointment that follows an unexpected, hurried ending to a meal.
in collaboration with NYC-based prop stylist maeve sheridan, the sets were arranged and styled by ficca and photographed by luciano. the duo wanted to tell a story through food while challenging themselves to deal with unusual conditions they established for the shots, like engaging with an army of bees, and setting fire to the props. ‘meals interrupted’ is the couple’s second photographic project together, following their first body of work, ‘potholes’, which designboom covered here.