LAS VEGAS, NV.- Photographer, chef, scientist, and author Nathan Myhrvold has announced he will open the Modernist Cuisine Gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, in May 2017. The gallery will sell limited-edition prints of food photography taken by Myhrvold and found in the books he has co-authored: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and the forthcoming Modernist Bread, on sale fall 2017. This will be the first gallery in the world to solely display and sell food photography by a single artist.
Myhrvold took the culinary and photography world by storm in 2011 with the release of Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science. The book prominently featured food photography that captured the subject matter in a new, unconventional fashion. Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine cut cooking equipment and food in half, custom-built lenses to photograph ingredients under a microscope, and used techniques not typically used in food photography to redefine the genre. The books and photography garnered awards and praise around the world and inspired Myhrvold to create a photo book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and a food photography exhibit that has traveled to museums around the country.
“I have been deluged by requests to sell prints of photography featured in my books since Modernist Cuisine was published. My team and I explored the best way to do so and our interest piqued when the opportunity to open a gallery in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace presented itself,” Myhrvold commented.
Modernist Cuisine Gallery visitors will be able to purchase large, limited-edition prints of Nathan Myhrvold’s photography—printed in a variety of sizes, formats, and frames and shipped worldwide. The photography includes images featured in Modernist Cuisine books plus new works that will debut at the gallery’s opening. Updates on the gallery and Modernist Bread will be posted on modernistcuisine.com and through Modernist Cuisine’s social media accounts.
About Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold is the lead author and photographer of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and the forthcoming book Modernist Bread, on sale fall 2017. He routinely pushes the boundaries of culinary science as a chef, scientist, photographer, and author. Myhrvold has had a passion for photography since he was a child. He continued to pursue photography even while doing postdoctoral cosmology work with Stephen Hawking and working alongside Bill Gates as the chief technology officer of Microsoft. After retiring from Microsoft, Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures and focused more time on the pursuit of his lifelong interests. Inspired by the void in literature about culinary science and the cutting-edge techniques used in the world’s best restaurants, he assembled the Modernist Cuisine team to share the beauty and science of cooking with others. The striking imagery of the team’s self-published books has captivated readers and garnered awards and recognition around the world. More information can be found on modernistcuisine.com.