oliver schwarzwald: breakfast
oliver schwarzwald: breakfast
mar 02, 2010

oliver schwarzwald: breakfast


german photographer oliver schwarzwald recently completed a series of photographs for depicting breakfasts eaten in different countries around the world. the series was shot for the german magazine feld homme and is composed of various foods commonly eaten in the morning. the series features the traditional english breakfast form the UK, coffee, croissant and cigarette for france and cavier on toast with vodka for russia. the series also contains the breakfasts of sweden, the US and an international one that can be found in many places.


oliver schwarzwald: breakfast russia

oliver schwarzwald: breakfast international

oliver schwarzwald: breakfast france

oliver schwarzwald: breakfast US

oliver schwarzwald: breakfast UK

  • US? Malarkey. Where’s the sausage, corned beef hash, toast with butter, bacon, fried eggs, coffee, and Mimosa?

    Keith says:
  • UK – No bacon? No black pudding? No grilled tomatoes? No crumpets? Looks like a pretty thin snack to me.

    Mike Calder. says:
  • I love how everything is presented without a container: no cups, no bowls, no plates. Just the food.

    Bryan says:
  • Epic. Research. Fail. Never ever in my life met anyone from here (Sweden) who ate any kind of fish for breakfast except for our horrible take on caviar made from cod roe.

    Buster says:
  • What a bad work …

    He did not even include German breakfast

    Martin says:
  • photos are great. inspired, clever, and humorous.

    i do not feel bothered in the slightest by not including every variation…

    thank you for sharing these with us.

    nomnom says:
  • good

    Turkiye says:
  • whatever…

    jeje says:
  • commonly eaten … herring in Sweden 100 years ago. now, not so much.

    ET says:
  • I’m curious: are the Russians drinking ice water or vodka with breakfast?

    metoo says:
  • These are great.

    An awesome idea for a series!

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    Ajani says:
  • Never mind the herring, do Swedes still eat sanding discs for breakfast?

    Johnny says:
  • I don’t see some Huevos Rancheros there!

    Lolo says:
  • Poor planning but a good execution. A more fitting breakfast for Russia would be a pastry, mors, kielbasa, pelmeni

    evg says:
  • So many comments are literal, focussing on the content, the items selected.. but these are great photos, great concept, great technique!

    Carmelita says:
  • Amazing images and very creative use of food. Love it!

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    Andrew says:
  • wheres the vegemite for the Australians?

    Amanda says:
  • Beautifully composed photographs, but could have improved with a wider/more interesting selection. What does an Inuit breakfast look like? What about Ugandan, Indonesian, etc., etc.

    philippp says:
  • These photos were EXTREMELY well done. Did he DROP the food out of the sky and take photos as it fell? Either way, while the food may be under-represented (I’m curious as to why the US breakfast is sans Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, and a Biscuit), the artistic qualities of this work override such objections.

    Lance says:
  • Love to see the Chinese breakfast photo.

    jenny says:
  • I didn’t know French people eat cigarettes.

    Josy says:
  • I agree that the photographs are very beautifully taken but it is to bad the research is so poor..Nobody eats fish as breakfast in Sweden! Some do eat the crisp bread, but many more eat cornflakes, milk, porridge, yoghurt, bread with cheese, butter, marmalade…Guess that wasn’t so funny to photograph..

    I did like the cigaret though, there are a lot of French having a smoke for breakfast..

    And yes, it would have been interesting to see more surprising countries as mentioned above

    helene says:
  • Big idea, great implementation…

    zaiviki says:
  • Great idea and execution! I hope the folks that take this too literally don’t gt you down, can’t please everyone so don’t bother trying! I find your work as a whole light and airy with a hint of seriousness, I’d love to see more! Your work is really stirring up the noddles in my noggin, *grabs the spatula and opens the fridge* Well done, I applaud yourw efforts!

    Happyclam says:
  • ooh i think this is so clever and interesting!! love this concept.

    caroline says:
  • these are grand, thanks.

    sauze says:
  • In your face, people!

    Finland has a swedish speaking minority with their swedish speaking school system and it’s a part of a long tradition in Finnish/Finnish-Swedish studentlife to eat herringbreakfast the next morning after a special academic studentparty (sitsit/sitz).

    Pilvi says:
  • How do people not recognize the tongue-in-cheek dimension of these photographs?

    anon says:
  • I now understand why Supertramp didn’t record “Breakfast in Sweden”.

    Dan says:
  • lol. the swedish does look like a 12″ lp

    to all the people who say they don’t eat what you shot, just tell them this is what YOU’d eat when you are there

    i’d love to see more of this. for instance, your take on chilaquiles

    chef joaquim says:
  • these are beautiful & make me think of the wonderful food still lifes by iriving penn, my favorite photog.

    rose says:
  • sono bellissime,
    colazioni “morte”

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    margherita says:
  • Beautiful! Remember, these are just one person’s view…the photographer did a brilliant job!

    dancingbair says:

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