These photographs represent five images from The Pedestal Series, celebrating 'the vegetable" by literally placing the subjects on pedestals. This body of work is purely personal - it is about the obvious but often overlooked beauty of the harvest.
Lynn Karlin is an internationally published horticultural and food photographer originally from New York City, now living in Maine. For the past 6 years she has been photographing a fine art collection called "The Pedestal Seriesâ€ which show in galleries in the U.S. These still lifes honor the beauty of the vegetable. Karlin is finding that within the limitation of a particular theme, one can deepen into endless explorations. The last two years, the selection of her edible subjects broadened to include fruit, mushrooms and cheeses. Karlinâ€™s prints exude a quality if timelessness, grace and royalty, many reminiscent of Dutch Masters. A show in 2012 at a gallery in New York was written up in The New York Times. In 2013, the series was exhibited at The James Beard House in Manhattan. The work is presently on exhibit in Napa Valley, California and was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. A winner of numerous photography awards over the years, Karlinâ€™s 2013 and 2014 Simply Raw: Vegetable Portraits calendar won Silver Awards of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association.