Inside The Online Publication For Food Fetishists

When Brooklyn-based photographer Anna Williams founded The Voracity in 2010, she took her experience shooting food and still-lifes for magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine and spun it into a creative outlet where she could better flex her muscles as an artist.

The online publication, a series of photos compiled into individually themed volumes, is a collaboration between Williams and various artists, designers and stylists, meant to explore and present notions of hunger and consumption through an extraordinarily artful lens. Each volume, loosely formed around some narrative or stylistic genre is different from the previous, capturing food in states spanning from categorical order to beautiful chaos, in equally varied settings.

One volume, "Contropastasciutta," sets up the nightmarish premise of being seated at a table for two days without being able to eat one's food, but instead only smell it, while another, "How to Shoot a Wolf" reflects on the WWII-era food rationing, with inspiration served up from M.F.K. Fisher's "How to Cook a Wolf." Dark, mysterious and lush, the volume "Fill of Love" takes an erotic approach to food consumption, replete with oysters and black licorice wrist ties — a Fifty Shades of Grey–like counterpoint to the light-filled scenes of a carefree redhead fixing a morning meal in "Undone."

See some of our favorite shots below and check out The Voracity for more.

A Mondrian-like display of a vegetable terrine, from "Contropastasciutta," based on Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's 1932 "Futurist Cookbook," in which he dictated that some food on the table would not be eaten, but only experienced by the eyes and nose. [/caption]
Also from "Contropastasciutta."[/caption]
Black licorice becomes a sexy prop in "Fill of Love."[/caption]
A fairy tale setting (above and below) in "A Princely Feast."[/caption]
Reminiscent of Dutch still-lifes, an almost Gothic display of ingredients in "7 Steps." [/caption]
From "Undone."[/caption]