The Bug Project

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography, Shortlist in Photography
CompanyManja Wachsmuth Photography
ArtistManja Wachsmuth
Design TeamFiona Hugues
CreditManja Wachsmuth

A project created to provoke a conversation about sustainable food sources. Inspired by the current trend of edible insects at high end restaurants and classic Dutch still life paintings, where beautiful abundant food and botanical settings always reveal a hint of repugnance and decay. This series of food images shows a range of ways that insects could be part of an everyday meal. At a first glance, the picture looks like a beautiful and delicious recipe that you hesitate to cook at home. A closer look reveals that insects are either part of the recipe or have come to eat your meal before you.