By MICHELE GENTILLE
Published: November 5, 2006
These contemporary artists are becoming known for their fixations with mainstream foods, elevating certain culinary staples into modern-day icons.
As a co-founder of the celebrity-photography agency WireImage, Jeff Vespa has photographed hundreds of celebrities. Now he sidelines in burger portraiture, producing large-format Polaroids of this fast-food staple. “I only do Los Angeles burgers,” says Vespa, who goes on burger runs armed with Tupperware to preserve their shape. He feels it’s worth a few raised eyebrows: “People aren’t looking at the burgers they eat. They don’t sit there and consider the burger.” Go to Jeff Vespa’s Burger Photos