Skitchen: The Secret Lives Of Skateboarding Fruit And Veg

Parisian photographer Benoit Jammes invites us to explore the secret sporting lives of fruit and vegetables amid their natural habitat in his aptly titled, conceptual series 'Skitchen'.

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Employing one of those short plastic rulers as a skateboard in school is a fond memory of mine. I would attempt to grind books, clunky desktop computers and sometimes even my finger; confiscation would inevitably ensue. A few years later I was finally able to invest in a Tech Deck, at which point, my ruler was returned, the standard of finger boarding exploded and the ruler became a very handy grind rail. Still to this day - reducing the banality of adulthood - I whip the tech deck out for some light amusement.

In 'Skitchen', Benoit Jammes carefully crafts a number of obstacles using household utensils to assume a very kitchen-based skatepark; with everyone's favourite fruit and veg in the place of the park's high-octane inhabitants. Kiwis and bananas performing some superb skateboard prowess, a resourceful onion session-ing some spaghetti and a cherry tomato taking a nasty fall; Jammes' conceptual imagery offers a mesmerising facade to life's essential 5-a-day. The series is somewhat reminiscent of Toy Story (but less animate); be sure to follow Jammes' work here.

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

Skitchen: © Benoit Jammes

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