Beth Galton and Charlotte Omnes like to pick at their food, but not in the way you or I might. The two have a photo series called Cut Food, which chronicles what happens when you split open some of your favorite menu items and really see what's on the inside.
Take, for example, the corn dog, or the Nutty Buddy, above, in perfect vivisection. Or below, a stuffed turkey, precision split.
Omnes and Galton both have day jobs in the advertising world, so cutting open food and seeing how things lay on the inside is just a pleasant distraction.
"Everyone can recognize and relate to these images," says Omnes. "That's the fun part. You want to figure out the trick. That's how people respond when they see them: How'd you do that?"
They aren't the first to do it—there was, famously, Scanwiches, the blog and book devoted to the perfectly arranged sandwich, and there's another book just out called Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science of Cooking—but they the first to do things in an incredibly low-fi way.
Galton hopes their images inspire others to try out similar photo trickery. "It would be fun to see other people reach conclusions on what looks good cut in half and how to make that happen," she said. [NPR]