Fresh Produce

May 29th, 2009

Fresh Produce - Family Portrait

If you’ve got a vegetable, flaunt it.

(submitted by Amanda)

(photo by Wang Gangfeng)

108 Responses to “Fresh Produce”

  1. H de ville says:

    Beautiful! I love this picture; it makes me curious. If it was a film cover I would definitely choose the film.

  2. Kate says:

    I’ve been scrutinising the pic and I think they could be a family — here’s my take on things: Dad and Mum are on the left, with the youngest of three sons standing next to Mum (though she does look young!). Of the other four, the two oldest brothers are in the centre with their respective partners standing next to them. White coat’s family live in China and everyone is visiting for grey-suit and white-coat’s wedding.

    Or maybe not! Someone set me straight if they know the truth.

  3. Julie says:

    Vegetarian fashionista’s

  4. S says:

    I actually love this! Well played.

  5. Moon says:

    It looks like a scene from The Godfather! They left the gun and took the canolli!

  6. Jackers and Milk says:

    Lettuce, turnip and pea!

  7. Horace says:

    lol i love the way they handled each veggies..
    pretty cool though! haha.

  8. Silk says:

    “the Streets are alive….with the sounds of Produce….”

  9. John Kimbrough says:

    She was very proud of her melons.

  10. Jen says:

    I may have some facts wrong, but I know in some Asian wedding customs, the guests are asked to bring and/or carry traditional gifts of food in a procession to the wedding. This was my first thought as they are all well dressed — maybe they are attending and participating in a wedding in Chinatown?
    A friend of mine participated in a wedding once for a friend of his and was asked to carry the roast pig down the street — he said it wouldn’t have been too bad except it was summer and hot!

  11. JoMama says:

    I’m a little concerned about what’s going on in this picture…was it planned? As in, “Hey! I’ve got a great idea for a family photo! Let’s go to the farmer’s market & take pictures with the produce!” Or was it more spontaneous, as in, “Hey! Turn around and stand with your feet shoulder length apart…now, SMILE!” I’m not sure which option is more disturbing…

  12. glenmichael says:

    They are in China town.. ???

    It’s like the school play 30 yrs later.. ?

    this must be a rubus of sorts.. “… lettuce beet the cumbersome queue , all melon cauliflower eggplanters ”

    Mr. Potatohead Gang?

    Mom is kinda hot. Don’t you think?

  13. Andrea says:

    I think this is a business conference or something somewhere in China. Not only is the photographer’s name Chinese, but the writing is Chinese and the people in the background are Asian. It might be a family, but they aren’t acting that family like, and they are awfully well dressed while not being matching.

  14. Sarah says:

    Why are all of their feet exactly the same width apart?

  15. Lil Lem says:

    “You say tomato, I say xīhóngshì”

  16. Lem says:

    Famed A Cappela group the Swingle Singers accidentally broke into song during a routine trip to the corner market. Their vegetable medley included Food Glorious Food, You’d Better Eat Your Spinach, ending with Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.

  17. suzie says:

    Does anyone know where this photo was taken? It looks like a beautiful town.

  18. Alex says:

    They’re so stylish, they make this photo not so awkward.

  19. Lisa says:

    Sorry – stage left (that means right as you look at it)

  20. M says:

    The Godfather Part 2: The Vegetarian Version

  21. Jillian says:

    Personally LOVE this one. I would be adopted by this family any day. How fun…and practical. 🙂

  22. Grainne says:

    who are these overly-stylish people?!?

  23. e says:

    nice melons

  24. Denton says:

    This is actually very stylish and I think it is meant to be odd. I love it and am going to seriously consider getting my family to pose for something like it.

  25. karen says:

    Is this part of the Organic trend? Organic decorating, fabrics, health, eating and now family photos?

  26. Suzanna says:

    Pretty fashion forward… check out brown coat’s skirt!

  27. callmemargie says:

    the family that poses with produce together stays together

  28. Charlie In China says:

    Judging by what’s written on the blackboard in the background, it looks like they’re in China! They must be on vacation.

  29. isa says:

    …seems like Germany/Austria. They look like a music band. They’re holding vegetables… Maybe they’re the “Vienna Vegetable Orchestra”?!

    • katinka says:

      the “vienna vegetable orchestra” actually exists, but the people in this picture are not part of it 🙂

    • Andrea says:

      Well, maybe without the Chinese writing and Asian bystanders. Oh, and without the gorgeous produce.

  30. This is the first photo on AFP that I think is actually a great family photograph. These folks look ‘in on the joke’ which makes it considerably more palatable! They are the first folks I’d love to sit down and share a few bottles of wine and a nice dinner with (cue vegetable jokes…).

  31. marty Chamberlain says:

    Half these comments sound like they were written by the people in the photograph themselves…sharp…yeah…that’s what they look ….lol

  32. ms artist says:

    Snazzy shoes and scarf, cucumber man.

  33. LT says:

    She has lovely melons.

  34. mbrad says:

    my guess – this is a work holiday photo. no one gets too close to one another, everyone is present and looks good/clever. the girl with the melons does a good job of avoiding a stereotypical pose which would have, for sure, forced a reshoot. it’s a nice photo, for the workplace.

  35. Weelki says:

    I am suprised no one pointed out the lovely pair of melons the girl in the stripy scarf has…

  36. KC says:

    The clothes are classy, the props look delicious, the background is cool, the poses aren’t too forced, and the slightly awkward geekiness is cute. I approve of this photo.

  37. Dennis says:

    The real prize here is the name of the photographer!

  38. SM says:

    I’ve seen worse, many on this site. This would be better if the people in the background weren’t there.

  39. drj says:

    And sales of the Tunnet Family Band’s first album, “I Love Vegetables, But You’re a Couch Potato” were harmed by early internet leeks.

  40. JQ says:

    I like this photo. Everyone looks so sharp.

  41. Carl says:

    I often flaunt my vegetables proudly.

  42. Cessa says:

    Looks like a band photo…maybe.

  43. kelcut says:

    Why do I feel like they’re all about to break out into song, like some sort of vegetable Broadway number?

    • Seriously Distracted says:

      Singing: “I’m a vegetarian and I’m okay”
      (sung to the tune of the Lumberjack Song)

      • SEM says:

        hahahaha… I love that song.

        • Tim says:

          …more like Zappa’s “Call Any Vegetable”!

          • Ex says:

            I figured someone else had already posted Zappa:

            “Call any vegetable Pick up your phone
            Think of a vegetable Lonely at home
            Call any vegetable And the chances are good
            That a vegetable will respond to you”

            “Standing there shiny and proud by your side
            Holding your hand while the neighbors decide
            Why is a vegetable something to hide?”

  44. Um....Greg says:

    Health Squad………spfffffttttt……Lamest super hero group ever

  45. Jacque says:

    I want to know the story behind this!

  46. Lauren says:

    Substitute those veggies with fiddles, drums, and maybe a tambourine, and you’ve got yourself one good lookin’ folk band poster! Just as it is, though, I makes an excellent PSA about veggies!

  47. Steve says:

    I think this is actually a pretty cool photo.

  48. fraudiansleep says:

    You can tell how great of a parent someone is by observing how the vegetable is held. Grey suit wins.

  49. Hannah says:

    ok, the vegetables, yes… but man! these people are well dressed! I love all the clothes.

  50. Steve says:

    Three questions in no particular order:

    1) What in the world is Mom holding?

    2) Why is Mr. Gray Suit holding cucumbers like a shotgun? No compound bows available?

    3) Why the baskets? Wear gloves like Dad if you’re that afraid of a little water.

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