Monday, September 15, 2008

Preservation




For the first semester in photography class I think I will focus my energies around the idea of food, and the ridiculous lengths we go through to preserve it. Furthermore, I want to address how detached western culture has become to that which we consume, how food has become an almost magical entity, which magically appears on the shelves at our grocery stores. I am still roughing out my concepts and ideas, but I wrote this little blurb on the topic:
In order to preserve our bodies we preserve our food, in order to preserve our food we destroy our environment, which in effect is destroying our bodies. Our desire for self preservation conflicts with itself.
We'll see where this takes me. To engaging places, both conceptually and aesthetically, I hope!

3 comments:

flossy-p said...

OMG! I've never seen fruit so massively packaged like that before. That's alarming!!!! What happened to the good old days of paper bags and cardboard boxes?!!!!


...pretty photo's mind you ;)

flossyflotsam said...

Oh I know, right? I've never seen egg plant wrapped individually before. You'd think that their skin is enough!

Bird Bath said...

An interesting topic you have picked...sure to provide some food for thought!
That individual packaging is so over the top.