Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

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Paris photographer Charles Roux describes his boyhood self as “a lonely kid that filled his life – and his voids- with literary fiction.” In this way, you could say Fictitious Feasts began in the artist’s early years, when he was curled up with a book, turning the pages and imagining the worlds inside them.

Growing up, he always had a vivid and visceral picture in his head of Alice’s tea party in Wonderland, the dinner table at the Ramsay house in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, Gregor Samsa’s wretched pile of rotting food, left on the floor each morning by his sister Grete in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. As an adult and still life photographer, he had the means to bring these scenes to life.

“I wanted to reach a point were fiction and reality meet,” Roux explains. In keeping with that notion, he ate most of the food after it was photographed.

More info: Charles Roux, Instagram

“All the World’s Mornings” by Pascal Quignard
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

Fictitious Feasts – “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Remembrance of Things Past” by Marcel Proust
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Ulysses” by James Joyce
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
Spellbinding Photos Of Meals From Classic Books

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