What came first -the chicken, the egg or the paintbrush? (28 photos)

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The man behind these hyper-realistic food photos paintings is Tjalf Sparnaay from Amsterdam. Hungry fella?

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  • penis


    • Mister

      Holy crap a penis in the first post!

    • Biggus Diccus

      3====D~~~~ ;-()

    • fritz müller

      Please, give this guy some credit, he didn't write "first"! I personally like the penis.

      • http://thechive.com/ GernBlansten

        Fritz likes the penis….

      • Vanilla Gorilla

        Personaly you might want to keep that to yourself, Fritz…………..Just sayin'

    • El_Hefe

      Where the fuck are the happy clouds?

  • Anonymous

    Chive on food painter

  • chuck

    if paintings tasted like they looked, i would eat this one.

    • joe-B

      I'd eat one from "mind the gap" myself.

    • chuck

      but not really it would be this one #6

      • chuck

        actually i've settled on this one #19

  • Ferret

    #2 this guy is no yoke

    • Ferret

      #23 makes it look easy as pie

      • Aaron

        #20 It's nice, but not my cup of tea

      • OhOkayThen

        #18 all the other artists are just playing ketchup

      • Aaron too

        #4 Boobs

        • Lefty8

          #18 Very fruitful

    • SkyVader

      #17 Very a peal ing.

      • andfukyamoms

        #24 Not a single misteak

        • partypossum

          Food pun. Also, a picture.

    • robo


  • aaron

    #24 hmm, this is making me hungry!

  • http://www.aft.com SimonPhoenix

    #9 – Is that poutin?

    • Mister

      It's chips and mayo….that hard to see

    • Ferret

      is it realy in poutin?

    • SpacemanSpiff

      no it's frietjes

    • Sogood

      No its a side mayo. Its like ketchup to them in Amsterdam

      • SpacemanSpiff

        or also in the whole country

    • Dutchgozer

      We call that 'Patat Met' (Fries "with"). It's french fries with mayo. You can buy that everywhere in Holland.

  • Diggler

    I'll take #6 and a Chivette to go….

  • Glenn

    Perfect timing…see you after lunch!

  • Brian


    Damn it Chive! I just had lunch and now I'm hungry again.

    • Crazy


    • JHL1

      They said I could be anything. So I became a lobster.
      A Rock Lobster!

  • jdfish2279

    I dont know, but they all make me hungry. Especially #24

  • CalAb13

    Ive said it before and Ill say it again – I hate people with this kinda talent


    The guy who can barely draw a straight line with a ruler

  • drewsmalley24

    Until they are edible, color me unimpressed

    • bse35

      so says the immature kid, who has zero talent

      • drewsmalley24

        I'm glad you know so much about me to characterize me so accurately. The comment was purely sarcasm since it's obviously fucking tremendous art, and I'm glad to know you're not the only idiot on the internet.

  • hMMMM

    Not trying to be insensitive to art or diminish this man's skills….BUT WHY DON'T YOU JUST TAKE PICTURES OF THE REAL THING???

    • Dirty Dingus

      No kidding.
      This would have been impressive before 1826 when photography was invented.

    • Adam

      *Face palm*

  • TomTheCameraGuy

    I would only consider the egg ones to be "hyper-realistic." Most just look like paintings to me. Good paintings, but not as good as some of the other photo/paitings we've seen on the chive. And btw, #14 just looks gross…

    • SpacemanSpiff

      it's not gross, it's just oude kaas

      • Dutchgozer

        lekker hoor!

        • SpacemanSpiff

          koekje er bij?

  • SpacemanSpiff

    yeah leave it to the dutch to paint a hagelslag sandwich

    • Pokepoke

      Or a patatje mayo

  • SpacemanSpiff

    aaand he gives a new meaning to staving artist

  • Ella

    #17 is especially incredible! It all looks so edible!

    • Adam

      You eat banana peels?

      • Ella

        I said edible, doesn't mean I eat them. I wouldn't eat #14 either but it looks edible!

  • daddyfatsak

    Ron Swanson would be proud

  • Trolololol

    He should paint porn next.

  • Travis

    What is #22??

    • OhOkayThen

      pommes frites i believe

      • Travis

        And what are those?? They look awesome.

        • Craigery

          "Pommes frites" are a rare and exotic food, also known as "fried potatoes" or "French fries".

      • SpacemanSpiff

        thats so belgian!

        Patat met FTW!

    • Pokepoke

      Belgian Chips (like frenchfries, only huge) with mayonaise.

  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    great, now im hungry! #6

  • Underbaker

    Most of these you can look at and just know it is a painting, a very detailed painting, but still a painting, with the exception of #17 and the Bun in #6 , those are just awesomely detailed.

  • chicago

    Bogus. Heinous. Most non-triumphant. Ah, Ted, don't be dead, dude.

  • theyhateme

    heyy somebody told me he's painting porn next……….wtf……………is he paintin porn now?????? what about now?

  • gomer

    now he needs to do hyper-real gaps.

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