'Cake Mixx' Photos by Dustin Wayne Harris

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Dustin Wayne Harris, "Chloe 2"

Demanding a home-made cake after a first date may not seem the surest way to a girl's heart, but for photographer Dustin Wayne Harris it is the best way to make an early connection. Says Harris, "Whereas some people consult astrologers, read Tarot cards, or tea leafs to predict the future, cakes tell it all." We think that the photographs of his lovers' cakes—sometimes messy, sometimes quasi-professional, usually colorful—say as much about the photographer as they do about the bakers. Is he commenting on gender roles in relationships? The sexual nature of food? Or does he merely have a sweet tooth? Decide for yourself: photos are on view at Heist Gallery in New York until April 18th, or sample some below.

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Dustin Wayne Harris, "Erika"

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Dustin Wayne Harris, "Meera"

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Dustin Wayne Harris, "Laryssa"

—Paula Forbes

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