Serial Killers’ Last Meals

New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves recreated the last meals requested by serial killer inmates before their execution in his series No Seconds. Carefully placed and curated, Hargreaves seamlessly gives life to an extremely dark, uncomfortable and mundane setting, which oddly holds more value than words can express. 


In this striking new series, New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves worked with New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin to create gorgeous maps all made out of food. Originally inspired by a passion for travel, the two decided to take the food each country is best known for—spices for India, tomatoes for Italy, kiwi for New Zealand—and arrange them in a way that’s beautifully pleasant to the eye (and perhaps stomach).


Henry Hargreaves + Caitlin Levin - FOOD MAPS
typography by Sarit Melmed

These food maps created by stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer and former model Henry Hargreaves originally were inspired by a passion for travel. Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place.

“In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America,  Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn’t know the saying "throw some shrimp on the barbie” and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese?  And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes?

These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food. This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation -  just as we hope these beautiful maps will do too.“

[more Henry Hargreaves + Caitlin Levin | art project found at Co.Design]


Burning Calories by Henry Hargreaves

Henry Hargreaves was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. His childhood and teenage activities ran the gamut from painting and drawing to bootlegging and cricket. Growing up with the tales of his late grandfather, WWII hero, Edgar Charles Hargreaves, Henry quickly developed his own visions of travel and the pursuit of extraordinary experience.