On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, food photographers Taylor Peden & Jen Munk have formed the photographic super group, Peden + Munk. Inspired by their mentor Paul Jasmin at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Taylor and Jen took to the streets of Los Angeles, with two models, and cues from Godard’s 1960’s film “Breathless”, marking the beginnings of a life filled with collaboration. Their focus on food came after a 3 day shoot at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, which opened up the industry to their creative eyes. They’ve since documented BBQ in Memphis, farming on Martha’s Vineyard, Rhum Agricole in the Caribbean, and many Michelin starred restaurants in California and beyond. Their images have donned the pages of Bon Appétit, the New York Times Magazine, and the recently released cookbook, “A New Napa Cuisine” with Chef Christopher Kostow of Meadowood in Napa. But what may excite them most, are the recipes they’ve learned through their travels. This program was brought to you by S Wallace Edwards & Sons.



“We’ve always tried to treat our commercial work as a personal project. We’re lucky enough that a lot of people who hire us give us the freedom to push it further and do what we want. Sometimes it’s hard to delineate what’s commercial and personal work because it all feels personal at the end of the day.” [13:00]


“We love to make our subjects feel comfortable and hopefully that shows in the work.” [20:00]


–Taylor Peden on The Food Seen


“We often call ourselves the ghostbusters. We feel like we’re sent in when all things seem they’re going to fail! We find a way and roll with the punches. We don’t get too stressed.” [24:00]


–Taylor Peden on The Food Seen