In Break/Fast, Tessa Dóniga plays with words and images
The photographic project Break/Fast by Tessa Dóniga starts from the English word "breakfast", which is literally decomposed and represented.
Tessa Dóniga is a bilingual photographer and it is from her ability to easily translate sentences from English to Spanish, and vice versa, that her photographic project Break/Fast was born.
Tessa started with the word breakfast, she divided it into two words: “break” and “fast” and she combined the three concepts in a single image.
“Break/fast” is an abstract and absurd work born from the literal appropriation of the word “break” from the word “breakfast”.
In this way we see a very personal interpretation of still life, in images that depict foods of classic breakfasts, but all suddenly broken.
Crushed cereals, a jar of beans cut in half, a box of bread cut with an axe and so on. Inside a world similar to ours and surreal at the same time, Tessa shows how a breakfast can be broken.
Some of the objects and foods in the Break/Fast photo series were made specifically for the project, others were added or modified in post-production. If you are curious to discover the whole process I invite you to go and see her website, but first, look at the beauty of her shots in our gallery.