Pots & Planets: Photos of Well-Used Frying Pans

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)

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Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.

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