The Gut Feeling

Doi: https://doi.org/10.47659/m6.042.1.pro

The work of Manca Jevšček focuses mainly on food photography. Working for various commercial clients and also cookbooks: from Toplo priporočam by Darja Končarevič (awarded as the most beautiful cookbook 2014 at a Slovenian book fair) to the latest collaboration with chef Janez Bratovž on his new book JB restavracija. The fascination with food pushes her interest beyond the commercial food porn moments, to further explore the stories and meanings behind food.

The work of Manca Jevšček focuses mainly on food photography. Working for various commercial clients and also cookbooks: from Toplo priporočam by Darja Končarevič (awarded as the most beautiful cookbook 2014 at a Slovenian book fair) to the latest collaboration with chef Janez Bratovž on his new book JB restavracija. The fascination with food pushes her interest beyond the commercial food porn moments, to further explore the stories and meanings behind food.

Living in modern societies forces us to face certain decisions at every step. And food, as mundane as it is, is long gone from our instinctive cravings and survival decisions. In the time when our diet can represent a moral and political stance, we still find ourselves faced with a simple existential dilemma: Is it edible? Would I eat this? With the rise of vegetarian and vegan diets, meat has become the bone of contention. The series of images explores taste and appetite in relation to animal meat. What is tolerated as representation of ingredient, and on the other hand a cringe worthy representation of death? The dual representation of raw meat from farmers markets to estheticized food styling of restaurant dishes, both tread on the thin line of what is appetising and emphasise the question of that moral/ethical dilemma which comes with the consumption of meat.

Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling, Beef hearts farmers market Vietnam.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling, Beef tongue soup from Skaručna restaurant.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling, Frogs at farmers market in Malaysia.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling, Fish market in Thailand.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
Manca Jevšček: The Gut Feeling.
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