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Be Delicacy, Be Enjoyable, Be Slow

「慢食堂」的成立其實源自一杯無心插柳柳橙汁,一開始是一篇篇喃喃自語的札記,分享自己喜歡的餐點、有興趣的飲食新聞、或是新發現的好店等等。後來漸漸開始有品牌或是各種合作機會邀約,便開始思考是不是可能透過這樣的平臺傳達一些想法,包含最近在臺灣很受重視的食物安全問題,土地永續問題等等,正因為食物與我們切身相關,這些值得思考的議題也至關重要,如果可以透過比較輕鬆的方法讓大家正視、思考,或是切身去實現,也許是在美食資訊分享交流以外更值得花時間與力氣去做的事情。

What matters most is not where you are from, but where you are heading.

The founding of slow-shokudo was simply because of a small spark one day. I returned to my hometown after university and 1.5 years of working at an architecture firm in 2010. During that year, I found the pleasure of creating. but this time, it didn’t take place on my drawing table, but in the kitchen. Trying different ingredients and the combinations of colours, smells, and taste, became the an everyday project of mine. I started a page on social network to share the my ideas, the projects related to food and design, and any inspiring news.

在大學念建築系時第一次擁有了自己的廚房,家裡除了堆滿從各處撿來的奇怪材料以外,廚房也成了另一個實驗場。在做菜的過程中發現與設計同工的趣味,進而研究自己喜歡的菜式或是胡亂成軍,下廚便成了平衡自己最好的消遣。2011年無心插柳成立了慢食堂後,也常與朋友合作各種與食物相關的好玩企劃,激發出令人飢餓的火花。自己的攝影工作室(SPARKO)除了空間攝影以外也時常有機會做食物企劃,食物于我們的意義已經大於了必須,也希望你能與我們一起,思考、遊戲、透過食物了解自己,關懷土地。

In 2012, my partner and I started a photography studio. Since both of our backgrounds are in architecture and design, half of our clients are interior designers and architects. The other half are food industry clients, some of which are food magazines, which whom we had worked with before we officially founded the studio. I take the role as the food stylist and also coordinate with professionals from different industries. We also published an independent photo project called Nutty Project about food and art, with the intention of balancing ourselves between business and creative freedom.

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我們時常幫雜誌採訪,或是受到品牌、店家的委託,進行各種類型的食物攝影。我們希望可以透過不同的條件與限制,反而去創造出獨一無二的影像,像是化學作用一樣,與不同的人進行對話,產生風格不盡相同但充滿驚喜與美感的作品。不去設限結果,反而在過程中充滿期待,也是我們在進行食物的攝影案時最大的樂趣。

We often take photos of food for magazines, restaurants & brands. When doing so, we hope we can go beyond expected style or form, and do something unique and specific for each different client. Like conducting a chemistry experiment, cooperating with different experts from different fields always cause unexpected and outstanding works.

透過品牌提供的合作機會,我們也負責各種廚房裡的創意發想,也許是簡單三步驟的男子漢料理,也許是野餐主題,也許是細火慢燉的家常菜,也許是情人節大餐。每次于我都像是新的設計題目,更像是一段未知的旅程,不僅在過程中有許多實驗性,也時常有出乎意料的美味驚喜。能夠透過這樣的機會嘗試各種味覺的可能,也是我很享受的日常之一。

Through our opportunities cooperating with different brands, we were also able to create unique ideas about food, for example picnic recipes with specific ingredients, or seasonal home cooking ideas. Every project for me is a new design topic to develop innovative new ideas, like a journey to explore the unknown field of food. Every possibility is a brand new experience for both me and the audience, which is something I enjoy very much.

與好友合作的商品,是我們一直持續在做的事情。不關乎利益,更關乎我們一直必須投注的熱情得以延續,做出我與朋友們滿意、完成度高的作品,更像是一種對自己的挑戰與期許。在社會上種種欺瞞與不滿之中,給自己的小小功課,對生活做一個嘗試與探問,是開始了這個多線併行的計劃的初衷與美意。希望能夠越來越往理想的地方前去,與大家一起。

Completing independent projects has always been our way of examining ourselves, to keep us moving forward. They were not made with economic goals, but instead, to ensure that we are able to take a simple idea to completion. Doing so, we have been able to challenge ourselves to work through different issues in order to perfect a project. What our society need may not be complaints, but more solutions, the little projects we made were in response to the anxiety of our generation and of ourselves.

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“My aim is to achieve sustainable change, not just make a cute little makeover."

- Jamie Oliver -
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SPARKO

由二人組成的攝影工作室,主要的拍攝項目除了與我們的背景相關的建築空間,也包含了食物企劃攝影。工作室名「SPARKO」,取自 sparkle 的變體,希望作品能夠呈現曖曖內含光的質地,不喧嘩、做作,但卻發著小小的光芒,像宇宙里的微小星光,也像低調質樸的寶石,將溫暖的創作能量適切的包圍在其中。

Together with a photographer and a food stylist, we complete projects in space photography and planning, which ties in with our background. We also contributes to food-related cases. We design and style the food for clients and try to create some of the little sparkles we find in life.

visit our website : SPARKO.CO

Slow Chen

Designer / Stylist

J.T. Lin

Photographer

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