Rubaiyat, Sheep’s Nose, Api Etoile, or Knobbed Russet – these are just some of the names of different apple varieties you’ve not yet tried. However, it isn’t just the names that might raise an eyebrow; the shape and colour of such types are quite out of this world, too. Presented in magnificent still life images against a minimalist yet colourful background, each apple’s individual charm is captured in attractive portraits by Mullan.
Where does this fascination come from? Apparently, it began during childhood when Mullan discovered the Egremont-Russet apple variety. But it wasn’t until years later, during a trip to a farmer’s market in New York, that Mullan decided to explore the subject artistically. There, he bit into a Pink Pearl for the first time, and the taste gave him such an experience that from then on, he began to photograph apples in an “extraordinary way”.
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