Henry Hargreaves on FvF.

Very happy to share my latest interview for Freunde von Freunden, which spotlights Brooklyn-based food artist Henry Hargreaves. Henry — whose work includes a photographic documentation  of prisoners' last meals; an Instagram feed showcasing the world's best disposable coffee cups; and a portrait of the queen reconstructed in 1400 slices of toast (pictured below) — has this to say on overcoming the fear of how a creative project might be received: "I've learned not to pay so much attention [to that]. That's one of my strengths: I've got a book of ideas and I'm good at making them happen. I figure, if it sucks, it sucks. Some of the most exciting things come of situations where it's a disaster or it just doesn't work out — that's where the fun stuff happens."

Select photos are also featured on ZEIT Online, under a headline that Google translates quite charmingly to "Art is through his stomach.") Find the interview in its entirety, here.

Visit Henry Hargreaves's website, here. Photographs by Brandon Schulman.

More FvF interviews:
-Huy Bui
-Dez'Mon Omega Fair
-Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak of Project No. 8.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Love this! Thanks for the intro.

  2. sweet site! sweet words!

  3. Interesting! I need to adopt the if it sucks, it sucks attitude

  4. I love his coffee cup project! That Coffee Cup print in his apartament is really amazing. Great interview!

  5. Natalie, I could use a little of that from time to time, too...

    Camila, you can find them here!

  6. Great interview! Thanks for highlighting this artist.

  7. Really enjoyed reading this interview. I had many "Ha!" moments going through his projects. Creative minds and inspiring words. Great interview.

  8. Such a good interview! I love his attitude towards his work and his thoughts on food.

    I was just thinking over the weekend that I didn't want to throw away one of my coffee cups because it was so nice (there was a woolly mammoth on it from a place called Dinosaur in LA), but then didn't really know what to do with it if I kept it. I'm so glad he is documenting it all! I'll have to remember to take photos of the next interesting cup I get to send in.

  9. loved the interview and love the photos, especially NO SECONDS and the music series and on and on.

  10. Kathy, you should submit one!



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