We recently praised battered baking sheets
for their utility and history in the kitchen, but photographer Christopher Jonassen takes it one step further, exploring the physical beauty to be found in the dings, scratches and scrapes of well-used frying pans.GOOD Magazine interviewed the Norwegian-born photographer, who says he became interested in taking photos of cooking utensils while living in a shared house with a bunch of friends and a lot of banged-up kitchen tools: "It fascinated me to see how everyday life was wearing out the metal of the frying pans, one tiny scratch at a time."
It's no accident that the pans themselves resemble planets or other celestial objects; Jonassen says he is also looking to make the link between the small marks we create every day that add up to larger consequences over time.
• Read the interview: Christopher Jonassen's Celestial Frying Pans at GOOD
• See more photos: Devour at Christopher Jonassen's site
Do you see beauty in the well-used objects in your kitchen?
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(Images: Christopher Jonassen)