Meat America by Dominic Episcopo
While some of the world’s greatest chefs consider food to be an art, photographer Dominic Episcopo takes this description quite literally in his own work. His series of food photography titled “Meat America” displays American iconography with America’s favorite food– meat. Maps, famous figures and more are displayed in this series, in careful detail and not without a good sense of humor. Episcopo’s subjects are carefully sculpted, well-framed and decidedly narrative, reflecting part of American culture in each shot. The oil on the paper below the state of Louisiana is no mistake, representing the BP oil tragedy that befell the Gulf of Mexico in the Summer of 2010.