New York-based prop stylist Josie Keefe and visual artist Phyllis Ma, who work together under the name LAZY MOM – Their name pokes fun at the idea of a bored housewife. Keefe worked as a prop stylist and Ma as a window dresser – They began their partnership as a series of unusual fruit-related photos to be printed in a zine, but after being published they found they had more exploring to do with food and photography.
They create vibrant and humorous images using food and turned them into an art. Through brightly colored backgrounds and peculiar food arrangements, the duo’s work exudes an element of playfulness and wit. In a statement about the collaboration, they say LAZY MOM is about making “images and objects that subvert traditional takes on the still life”. The pair has also begun working on stop motion animations, which you can view below.