It was an accident of geography that inspired still life photographer Jenny van Sommers to bring to life her fluctuant cast of desserts.
Her studio is in the same south London street as food magicians Bompas & Parr, who have lifted jelly out of the ghetto of the children’s birthday party and now proudly use it “as a vehicle to research the cross-modal correspondences of the senses, and the relationship between food and architecture.”
“Jellies all have distinct personalities and everybody relates to a different one,” says van Sommers of the appeal of each delectable that marks her first foray into film. “The one on the bottom right is a bit of a shoe-gazer (like me). Then there’s the super-extrovert on the top right-hand side. The orange jelly is the person who is always in a good mood. And the brown one is the person at the disco who is standing there and then suddenly gets a burst of energy and really goes for it, then gets embarrassed and stops dancing. He’s a bit of a weirdo.”
The music is ‘Let Go Of Letting Go‘ by London band Social Skills.[featuredvideo][/featuredvideo]