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Natural Elements

Gastronomical styling with
Laila Gohar & Chaunté Vaughn


Laila Gohar, who moved from Cairo, Egypt to various cities in the U.S. before adopting New York City as her home, began cooking for friends, which quickly evolved into cooking for larger occasions. However, the gastronome wouldn’t call herself a chef, and in reality it’s a title that wouldn’t particularly fit, as Gohar uses food as an artistic – and edible – medium to build architectural creations and installations. In a collaboration with us and photographer Chaunté Vaughn, Laila styled comestible creations meant to represent the natural elements: air, water, fire, and earth.




Photography: Chaunté Vaughn for NeueJournal 

Special thanks to ROOT Studios