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That Healthy Glow


For his series entitled "The Light Inside," Romanian photographer Radu Zaciu started with vegetables and fruits and carved out their centers, replacing them with light bulbs. There was a fine line when it came to how much of the insides to remove. Zaciu explained,  

"Not every fruit or vegetable transmits the light properly and some need more, while others need a less powerful light source. Carving into the fruit needs to be done carefully and not more than necessary to place the light source somehow central. For harder vegetables a drill is ideal to carve a symmetrical channel of an ideal size."

The resulting photographs make the foods look more appetizing. I've never seen a ripe strawberry that I didn't want to eat, but a shining strawberry is almost more temptation than one strawberry lover should have to bear. 

See more of Zaciu's series, plus interesting photos of the lighting process and the tools he used, at Design Boom. See much more of the photogrpher's work — including stunning wildlife photography  — at his Flickr account, and follow him on Facebook. 




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The cauliflower reminds me a bit of this shot from ID4 (which we did not with internal light, but by colorizing the negative image of the cloud tank footage to make the crevices between the clouds glow)
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