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Surprisingly Beautiful Portraits of Frying Pan Bottoms

“To eat is to appropriate by destruction,” said Jean-Paul Sartre. Norwegian photographer Christopher Jonassen evokes this sentiment in Devour, his photo series of the bottoms of frying pans, which we recently spotted over at iGNANT. Frying pans may seem a crushingly mundane subject, but in Jonassen’s hands they turn into mythical planets, complete with deep seas and scorched earth — a neat trick for kitchenware. After the jump, check out a few of our favorites from the series, and then be sure to head on over to Jonassen’s website to see more of his work.

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

Photo credit: Christopher Jonassen

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