Burgers in the New York Times

The New York Times Sunday Style Magazine published an article on artists who use food as their subject. They included my burger photos along with two other artists.

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

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