British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.

Ilka & Franz are a German/Austrian photo and director duo based in London, UK. They have recently sent me their latest photographic project called: “British Food Misunderstood”.

The series reinvents six of the most confusing British dishes based on each name. How would you imagine Black Pudding, Shortbread or Bubble and Squeak? These are all common dishes for British people, but for most foreigners these names are quite confusing. Ilka & Franz are both not British born, nor native speakers of English, so they tapped into their own food-related misconceptions from the time when they first moved to the UK. “Cream tea was pretty puzzling to me and for ages I thought mince pies had meat in them,” says Ilka.

They shot six still-life images using set design, simple compositions, and their signature saturated color palette to create a head-scratching take on British cuisine.

British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Fish Fingers
British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Shortbread
British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Bubble and Squeak
British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Cream Tea
British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Mince Pies
British Food Misunderstood, a photographic project by Ilka & Franz.
Black Pudding

Ilka & Franz: Photography, Concept, Set Design, Food Styling, Post-Production
Sam Dixon: Food Styling (Cream Tea, Black Pudding)

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