Nathan Myhrvold, who has co-authored a series of fascinating and exhaustively researched books including Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, and the forthcoming Modernist Pizza, is opening a gallery in La Jolla that will be dedicated to his food photography.
At Modernist Cuisine Gallery, Myhrvold will showcase and sell limited-edition framed prints of food photography from his series of books, including The Photography of Modernist Cuisine. Winner of a 2018 James Beard Award for Modernist Bread, Myhrvold already operates galleries in New Orleans and Las Vegas; the 2,200-square-foot gallery space coming to downtown La Jolla is scheduled to open in early November along with an outpost near Pike Place Market in Seattle.
His distinctive photography employs techniques not commonly seen in typical food photography, from cutting cooking equipment and kitchen ingredients in half to using custom-built lenses to photograph elements under a microscope. The 90 food images that will be available in La Jolla include a recently-released party cocktail collection and a new collection of coffee-related images timed to celebrate International Coffee Day.