by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 31 March 2010

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.