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Gustav Almestål: Composers in Beer

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Gustav Almestål dunks famous composers’ busts in vats of beer!

I think we can all agree that in the past few years food photography has pretty much reigned the internet as far as image-porn blogging is concerned. And yes, photographing tangerines on bright blue backgrounds does always look nice, we get it. But among the thousands of people documenting food in order to gain online notoriety there are some photographers who are known in the industry as the ones who can really, really shoot food.

Gustav Almestål definitely falls into this category – his work has been featured in magazines countless times – most notably in The Gourmand here and here – and has just completed a personal series that’s totally blown us away. Entitled Composers in Beer this project does just what it says on the tin, and sees Gustav lower busts of famous composers into enormous vats of beer. Seeing the amber liquid plume around these magnificent statues of the deceased is nothing short of joyous, and totally makes me want a beer. Not sure how the composers would feel about it but, you know, there’s many worse things you could be dunked into.

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