The following photos were shot by Chris Amat for Calgary Eats, a Figure 1 publication. Set design, prop and food styling by Kaitlin Moerman.
Kaitlin and Chris wanted to help tell the story of Calgary through their contribution of the book’s visuals. They find inspiration from the city’s geographical beauty, its phenomenal food scene, and the beauty of its creative community. The colour palette was pulled from paintings of the Calgary landscape, used by Kaitlin to make painted backgrounds. Ceramics were commissioned from Workshop Studios’ ceramic artists. Textiles were dyed with food waste, by textile artist and natural dyer Irene Rasetti. Florals dotting the pages came from the local and long-standing floral studio, Small Floral.
The following photos were conceptualized and created as practice pieces, in preparation for Calgary Eats. Photos by Chris Amat. Styling was a joint effort between Kaitlin Moerman and Chris.
Inspiration for the creative concept was found outside of the restaurant. Props and food were found in gas stations, thrift stores, bargain fabric bins, liquor stores, and fast-food chains.
The following photographs were taken by Kaitlin Moerman for textile artist Irene Rasetti. Styling was done in collaboration between Irene and Kaitlin.
Irene is classically trained in textiles. Her focus is on slow process and sustainability, using natural substances and materials for her pieces. She grew up in Calgary, received her education and start in fashion in Milan, and came back to Calgary to practice out of the studio attached to her childhood home.