/ 2020 / Fine Art /

British Food Misunderstood

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life, 2nd Place winner in Fine Art
  • Company
    Ilka & Franz
  • Photographer
    Ilka & Franz
  • Credit
    Ilka & Franz

In their British Food Misunderstood series, Ilka & Franz reinvent six of the most confusing British dishes.

Ilka & Franz are both not British born, nor native speakers of English, so they tapped into their own food-related misconception from the time when they first moved to the UK. 'Cream tea was pretty puzzling to me and for ages I thought mince pies had meat in them,' says Ilka.

Ilka & Franz shot six still life images using set design, food styling, simple compositions and their signature saturated colours to create a head-scratching take on British cuisine.

Ilka & Franz are a German/ Austrian photographer duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between portraiture and still life and is often humorous with an unexpected twist. While their unmistakable use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. Ilka & Franz draw their inspiration from pop culture, kitsch and surrealism as they put a playful spin on the ordinary. The duo work on editorial and commercial commissions in the UK and abroad.

Awards International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 - Honourable Mention
Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2018 - Shortlist
Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2018 - Bronze
Moscow International Foto Awards 2018 - 2nd Place
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards - Silver & Honourable Mention
One Eyeland Awards 2017 - Silver
GoSee Awards 2017 - Finalist
PDN The Look 2017 - First Place
Prix de la Photographie (PX3) 2017 - Honourable Mention
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2017 - Winner
2017 PDN Objects of Desire - Winner
One Eyeland Awards 2016 - Finalist
One Life Awards 2016 - First Place
PDN Faces 2016 - First Prize
GoSee Awards 2016 - Finalist
One Eyeland Awards 2015 - Finalist