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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
Designer / Stylist