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Shredding with Benoit Jammes

Shredding takes on a whole new meaning in Benoit Jammes’s series,
Skitchen. The Parisian artist and photographer aimed to expose the “secret sporting life of fruits and vegetables”, and skillfully succeeded.

Interview by Tiffany Credle – tiffany@citizenbrooklyn.com Photos by Benoit Jammes
Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Citizen Brooklyn: How did you begin exploring the world of art and photography?

My eyes always loved art and my hands loved to do something in that way, so I made artwork as often as I could.

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes

 

CBK: What made you want to do the “Skitchen” series? Are you a skater?

I knew that something happened when I turned back and left my kitchen, so I decided to see what’s going on… And I played a lot of Tony Hawk when I was young.

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes


CBK: What is your thought process behind each fruit or vegetable’s secret sporting life scene?

I just try to capture the moment when veggies don’t know that I see them doing some amazing grind. Got it!

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes


CBK: How long does it take to create just one of the images in the series?

Fruits and vegetables are very discreet, so it can take a long time…

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes

 

CBK: What has been the reaction to this series?

Some people get hungry, others want to go skateboarding.

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes

 

CBK: Can we expect any other food based photo series from you in the near future?

Skateboarding has “No Future”, don’t you know that?    

Photo © Benoit Jammes

Photo © Benoit Jammes

See more of Benoit’s work at:  www.benoitjammes.com

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