CONSUMING LESS, LEARNING MORE
My tumblr is all about living simply and consciously, and that means paying attention to the amount of food that our house buys and consumes. I love that an artist interpreted this same notion on a larger scale. This wonderful story and picture series drives home the point that over 1/3 of the world’s food goes to waste, according to a UN estimate. These stunning portraits of different foods in advanced stages of decay is quite beautiful and reminds us that we all can likely consumer less in our day to day lives.
Nobody likes to see good food go bad. But Klaus Pichler’s photography series One Third, which portrays food in advanced stages of decay, is a feast for the eyes — even if it turns the stomach.
The project was inspired by the fact that much of the world’s food goes to waste — one-third, according to a 2011 United Nations estimate.
To highlight the overlooked value in everyday foods, Pichler approached his project as if it was an advertising photo shoot for a high-end brand. He started with common items from the supermarket, like cheese, strawberries and cauliflower.
After letting each food fester for a few weeks, he arranged it in his studio for a luxurious portrait.
This particular image doesn’t strike me as “revolting” (in fact, it’s sort of appealing), but this project does make a memorable point about waste…
(via Revealing The Revolting Beauty Of Food Waste : The Salt : NPR)