FOOD AND FOOD CULTURE

Food will never go out of style in my opinion. It is by far the most creative of the professions and hobbies that stimulate my inspiration of subjects to illustrate. The elements and principles of food are not very different from the elements and principles of design. I will never completely explore the full potential of this stylish, but necessary genre. The love and the passion that I have for this specialty in life are essential. I could do without all of the other categories of this web site but not without food in all its glory.
Just like fashion and music, food has transformed the world and we find ourselves inundated by possibilities that we were unaware of as food fans say twenty thirty or even fifty years ago.
Food had a history culture and education a unique and as important as anything else in our lives as humans. Eventually learning what not to eat or what to eat in small amounts is just as important as what to eat or abundant amounts of certain things.
There are rules and there are no rules. I have been photographing food culture for over 40 years and still look at this category with vigor and excitement. I now know that we can consume food as if it were a prescription for health or we can eat it to the extent that it can be cause of our death . A very delicate balance.

"Rita's cake" Napa, California February 2017

"Still Life" Berkeley, California November 2016

"Still Life" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2016

"Still Life" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2016

"Still Life" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2016

"Still Life" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2016

"Still Life" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2016

"Still Life" Oakland, California July 2016

"Still Life" San Francisco, California July 2016

"Still Life" Tiburon, California June 2016

"Still Life" Berkeley, California May 2016

"Still Life Iyasare" Berkeley, California May 2016

"Still Life Iyasare" Berkeley, California May 2016

"Still Life" Playa Del Carmen, Mexico February 2016

"Still Life" Playa Del Carmen, Mexico February 2016

"Still Life" Berkeley, California March 2015

"Still Life" Berkeley, California March 2015

"Still Life" Berkeley, California October 2014

"Still Life" Oakland, California September 2014

"Still Life" Oakland, California September 2014

"Still Life" Richmond, California September 2014

"Still Life" Richmond, California September 2014

"Ravioli" Berkeley, California July 2014

"Aunt Lois Dinner" Morton, Mississippi July 2014

"TGIF" Atlanta, Georgia July 2014

"Ham and Egg croissant" Berkeley, California June 2014

"Famous Restaurant" St Helena, California April 2014

"Famous Restaurant" St Helena, California April 2014

"Japanese Commercial" San Francisco, California January 2014

"Japanese Commercial" San Francisco, California January 2014

"Japanese Commercial" San Francisco, California January 2014

"Breakfast" Berkeley, California January 2014

"Japanese Commercial" San Francisco, California January 2014

"Japanese Commercial" San Francisco, California January 2014

"Sushi Spread" New York City October 2013

"Sushi Spread" New York City October 2013

"Paella Spread" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Salmon Spread" Montclair, California September 2013

"Friday Appetizer" Sausalito, California May 2013

"Genova Eggplant" Oakland, California April 2013

"Doyle Memorial Food" Berkeley, California April 2013

"Doyle Memorial Food" Berkeley, California April 2013

"Daphne Easter Dinner" Berkeley, California April 2013

"Doyle Memorial Food" Berkeley, California April 2013

"Banquet Paella" Oakland, California June 2012

"The Golden Corral" Tracy, California September 2012

"30 Dollar Louie Salad" San Francisco, California June 2012

"Pre roasted Potato Mix" Berkeley, California January 2012

"Cray Fish Platter" Berkeley, California December 2011

"Head Cheese at Genova Deli" Oakland, California November 2011

"Alvarado Birthday Feast" San Francisco, California November 2011

"Carols lamb dish" Oakland, California November 2011

"Stuffed Peppers at Genova Deli" Oakland, California Novemberber 2011

"Grapes from Ritas Farm" Napa, California October 2011

"Olives at Genova Deli" Oakland, California November 2011

"SusanÕs 600th baked chicken" Berkeley, California October 2011

"My lunch break at Cafe808080 Intermezzo" Berkeley, California October 2011

"Mary Joes meal" Oakland, California September 2011

" Skewer at Safeway Counter " Richmond California September 2011

"Skewer at Safeway Counter" Richmmond, California September 2011

"Brians graduation cake" Berkeley, California May 2011

"Cake designed by Dakota" Berkeley, California May 2011

"P.J.s Table" San Francisco, California May 2011

" Meat Counter at Whole Foods " San Francisco, California May 2011

" Meat Counter at Whole Foods " San Francisco, California May 2011

"Meat Counter at Whole Foods" Oakland, California May 2011

" Vegetable Bins at Whole Foods " San Francisco, California May 2011

" Vegetable Bins at Whole Foods " San Francisco, California May 2011

" Vegetable Bins at Whole Foods" Oakland, California May 2011

"Susans Retirement cake" Piedmont, California May 2011

"Gelato Counter in Las Vegas"
Las Vegas, Nevada March 2011

"Gelato Counter in Las Vegas" Las Vegas, Nevada March 2011

"Ranch 99 Fish Market" El Cerrito, California 2010

"Ron's Lunch at Bria Restaurant in Las Vegas"
Las Vegas, Nevada March 2011

"Ranch 99 Fish Market" El Cerrito, California 2010

"Ranch 99 Fish Market" El Cerrito, California 2010

"My Wife Susan's 500th Homemade Apple pie" Berkeley, California January 2011

"Ranch 99 Fish Market" El Cerrito, California 2010

"Lucky Store Produce" Oakland, California 2010

Whole Foods Display, Berkeley, California 2010

"Lucky Store Produce" Oakland, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event Richmond, California 2010

The Berkeley Bowl Market Berkeley, California 2010

Whole Foods Display, Berkeley, California 2010

Whole Foods Display, Berkeley, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event By: Spun Sugar of Berkeley Richmond, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event Richmond, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event Richmond, California 2010

Eggplant from Whole Foods, Berkeley, California 2010

Collard Greens from Whole Foods, Berkeley, California 2010

Eggplant from Genova Delicatessen, Oakland, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event: BY John Surla Richmond, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event Richmond, California 2010

Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event: By John Surla Richmond, California 2010

Fall food festival, Queens, New York 2008

Betsy and Daughters, Gourmet Food Show: San Francisco, California 2010

Genova delicatessen meat display, Oakland California 2010

Fall food festival, Queens, New York 2008
Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Food and Wine Event
Richmond, California 2010

Jerry Chin, California chef Berkeley,California2006
Shopping at a Super Market, Oakland California April 2010

Shopping at a Super Market, Oakland California April 2010
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