FROM SUSTENANCE TO SENSATION
In From Sustenance to Sensation, we explore this vibrant and vital aspect of NYC culture. It’s about the people who make our city. It’s about the worlds they inhabit: from taco trucks, to soul food joints, to the high altars of the art of crafting a fine dining experience. It’s about sustenance—more than just a meal, it’s the people you share it with. It’s about that special grandmother’s recipe passed down and shared… from every corner of the globe. It’s about different traditions coming together, while some of the best chefs in the world work to perfect their art and deliver new and better sensations.
Working with Bond Street Chocolate, Jason Schmidt set out to document their hand molded and painted chocolate religious figures paired with some of New York’s greatest architectural monuments.
7 DAYS OF TAKE OUT
Most New Yorker’s have more take out menu’s in their kitchen than food. In NYC you can travel to the four corners of the culinary world, seven days a week, simply by dialing your phone. Rick Burda captured seven days of home-deivererd delicacies.
Five boroughs, eight butchers and one eye. Ashton Worthington captured the masters, their tools and their art. From businesses run by families for generations, to new hip artisans perfecting and progressing the trade.
HOLY APOSTLES’ SOUP KITCHEN
Food goes beyond the stuff you put in your belly. At Holy Apostles’ Soup Kitchen they nourish your soul and help to restore your dignity. It is hard to tell who benefits more, the people who serve the food or the people being served. David Katzenstein captured the incredible people who bring life to this amazing place.
KEEPERS OF THE FLAME
How do you talk about food in NYC without pizza? How do you talk about pizza in NYC without looking tired? Documentary photographer Todd Boebel did his research and found the oldest coal oven pizza restaurant at the end of the subway lines in Coney Island, where the Italians moved in the early 20th centuryto grow vegetables and tend the land. He also discovered the first NYC parlor to sell pizza by the slice.
In NYC you find food with your eyes and ears as much as your nose. Whether Ines made her tamales, Stephen is offering his free pizza with haircut special or the sound of Mr. Softy rounding the corner, NYers know how to find the good stuff. For DV4 David Katzenstein documented the hidden and not so hidden world of food signs.
Food, family and love are the ingredients of magic. When they all come together it touches you to your soul. At The Pink Tea Cup you taste the love in every bite. Here David Katzenstein uses his story telling abilities to capture this spirit in ways words can’t describe.
We’ve asked some of New York’s most accomplished visual storytellers to explore and document who, what, where, and how the people of New York relate to food.
NYC is a rolling amalgam of cultures, lifestyles, rhythms and needs. Nearly eight and a half million people live in the city, speaking around 800 languages, and working alongside millions more who commute in and out of the city each day. Amidst all this teeming difference and indifference, one of a few things that brings us together is: food. Because, hey, ya gotta eat.
The DV4 launch party, Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen
The DV4 launch party was appropriately held at HASK, where over 100,000 people are fed a week. Eight 10ft exhibits lined the columns of the cathedral, with a 30 foot banner featuring a black, doubled headed chicken at the center. Behind the altar videos and imagery featured some of NYC’s finest and funkiest gastronomical delights. Fun was had by all.
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