hotographer Todd Selby (whose first book The Selby Is In Your Place was a bestseller) is back with Edible Selby, focusing his lens on the culinary world, particularly local and sustainable food culture.
Selby is on a mission to photograph the most creative and interesting people working in the food industry around the world.
Profiles include an authentic Neapolitan pizza maker in Tokyo, a Californian living in London making candied violet cupcakes and ‘whoopie pies’ and an artisanal salmon smoker in Norway.
The book features a foreword by Sally Singer, editor of T (The New York Times style magazine) and an introduction by Chad Robertson, the co-owner and baker at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Both speak highly of Selby and provide an insight into his approach to documentary photography.
Selby has certainly travelled far and wide to photograph and interview his subjects – from New York to San Francisco, Copenhagen to London, Paris to Tulum and São Paolo to Stockholm.
He even made a stopover in Melbourne to profile our very own Captains of Industry, who share a recipe for ginger beer and provide some spiffy drawings of haircuts and sandwiches.
The book is a visual feast, each page revealing a host of vibrant, striking photographs and watercolour impressions of the subjects, painted by Selby himself.
Lending another level of depth and allowing you to really get to know the subjects, Selby has had them fill out a questionnaire and encouraged them to draw pictures and share recipes.
And as an added bonus, the book also includes a set of colourful Selby illustrated fridge magnets. Delicious.
Edible Selby is published by Thames & Hudson and is available nationally.