Morning Glory

Through striking imagery of gravity-defying beans, toast, herring, and more, German photographer, Oliver Schwarzwald, has turned ordinary brekkie into something amazing. Originally shot for German magazine Feld Hommes, this series of beautifully composed photographs lovingly treats naked food — stripped of bowls, spoons, or cups — as its subject.

Aptly titled International Breakfast, Schwarzwald’s collection is clever and creative, covering the typical morning meal from the UK to Russia to Sweden and France (where, of course, cigarettes are involved). Admittedly, the series has bared the brunt of some complaints over accuracy (are Russians really drinking vodka with their morning meal?). Either way, the stellar images are bound to wake-up your senses and start your morning off right.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.