henry hargreaves + caitlin levin reveal seasonal produce as surrealist food scans
(above) june: fava, chives, apricots, cherries, plums, sugar snaps, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, radish
images courtesy of henry hargreaves and caitlin levin




to spotlight the beauty and bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year, henry hargreaves and caitlin levin have formed a series of ‘food scans’, that recontextualize vegetation as visual, surrealist compositions. organized by month, the images traverse the calendar by taking on mirrored, mezmerizing configurations that explore the symmetry and aesthetic characteristics of everyday eats.


simply placed on the scanner, food from fava to figs, and chives to cherries are revealed in their most natural state, with every curve, nook, and cranny perceivable in incredible detail. the series also demonstrates the ways in which imperfections and inconsistencies can become the most interesting examples of nature’s artistry.

july: figs, plums, oregano, ochre, greens, raspberries, onions

august: tomatoes, basil

september: corn, garlic, beans, mexican sour gherkins, ground cherries , sunchoke, dill

october: mushrooms, greens

november: purple cabbage, bok choy, shallots, cauliflower, tangelo, pomegranate seeds, sunchoke

december: pears, potatoes, sage, rosemary, brussel sprouts, persimmons, shallots, nutmeg, mandarins, cranberries

january: endive, radicchio, kale, turnips, leeks

february: papaya, radish, onions, clementine, oregano, passion fruit, chive flowers

march: asparagus, artichoke, broccolini, greens, string beans

april: spring onions, purple potatoes, fingerling potatoes, carrots, herbs

may: carrots, limes, peas, garlic shoots, zucchini