Hi Fructose Magazine | Elise Mesner Plays with Food

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Detroit-based photographer Elise Mesner humorously reminds us of this middle school health class adage with her upbeat, whimsical work. Mesner works as a fashion photographer by day while also dabbling in collage, painting, illustration, and costume design. Her experience with various media lends itself to her photo work, in which she builds highly stylized, custom props using household materials and processed foods. Through Mesner’s pastel color palette and eye for geometric designs, McDonald’s wrappers, bananas, and white bread become alluring art objects with many possibilities to explore.