Birthday Cakes

Conceptual Photography, 2020

A tribute to a lost book from my childhood.

When I was young, cook books were popular items which could be found in every pantry and kitchen. Booklets stained with oil and chocolate were household basics.I’ve later learned that many kids, just like me, had the same ritual:Browsing through the book, imagining we are setting sail to faraway lands,exploring the world on hot air balloons or taking off to space in a spaceship - planning our next greatest birthday cake. Eventually, the cakes always ended up being just close enough to the original. In this project, i tried to preserve these memories, as the cakes - to the point of decay.

photography:  Meidan Gil