German artist Uli Westphal started noticing how lawfully enforced standards of agriculture made every lemon, lime and tomato look exactly the same. “The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce there as natural,” he wrote. So, he went to Berlin farmer’s markets and photographed a dazzling array of fruits and vegetables, in an effort to document the “last survivors of biological variety.” I had no idea!
(You can buy the print here.)
P.S. Have you ever seen Food, Inc.?