Rick Souders: The Art of Edible Imagery exhibit to open at Golden History Museum

On display through October 2, 2022, Rick Souders: The Art of Edible Imagery will feature spectacular and dynamic photos of food and beverages.

The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Golden History Museum. 

An opening reception will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Refreshments will be served and the artist will be available for questions.

Golden-based food photographer Rick Souders creates sumptuous, mouthwatering imagery for food and beverage advertising campaigns worldwide. Rick’s unique creative and business background has allowed him to work at a Fortune 250 Beverage Company, then on to one of the largest advertising agencies in the US, to owning one of America’s top food and beverage photography studios. Souders Studios was selected Top Beverage Photographer three consecutive times at the World Food Media Awards in South Australia.

Rick grew up on the rural high plains near the Pawnee National Grasslands. His passion for food and agriculture runs deep and he credits his upbringing for playing a formative role in his development as a food and beverage photographer. Said Souders of his art, “Working with light, texture, color, form and shape is so amazing to me. Then add food and beverage and you simply can’t go wrong. My food art photography combines my interest in color theory and color psychology. The use of color, light and texture is both harmonious and jolting. The food is graphic, textural and tonal and creates its own story. The crisp colors, amazing textural depth and quality of light is stunning.  I create images to satisfy my creative hunger.”

Souders also photographed 15 Goldenites for an exhibit called Face to Face: Contemporary Portraits of Legendary People. Inspired by the commissioned portraits of William Loveland, George West, and William Sarell in the museum collection, Face to Face was only on view in 2013 and 2014, but you can now see the images in the GHM&P Online Collection.

Images: all rights reserved and may not be used or sold without express permission of the artist.