30 January 2011

Involving Food

‘The still life genre is unavoidably a commentary on society’s material-mindedness and the way images promote a kind of promise of attainability. I am not interested though in the allure of the meal that awaits an unseen viewer’s consumption. Instead, I photograph the remains of meals and its refuse so as to investigate the relationships between ripeness and decay, delicacy and awkwardness, control and haphazardness, waste and plenitude, pleasure and sustenance.’ –Laura Letinksy

You should be reading Cabane K and Women in Photography

Photos by Laura Letinsky: Untitled, #54, Hardly More Than Ever series, 2002, and Untitled, #1, The Dog and The Wolf series, 2006