Wearing Food is a New Fashion
Just when you thought that you had eaten enough for the next month...we bring you Hunger Pains. It's fashion and food photography coming together in a vegetarian way.
Photographed by Ted Sabarese, a New Yorker, he is portraying his fascination with people and the food that they eat. The models are wearing clothes (made entirely of real food) that depict a meal each was craving. Hmmmm, some strange food fetishes here.
All clothes on the photos are edible. Is he a vegetarian as well? How often have you thought of using challah as shoulder pads, or wearing trousers made out of waffles. The artichoke heart gown took over 6 hours to finish and the model stood the entire time while they attached each individual leaf to her body.
Ted Sabarese likes working with non-professional models and actors who don't quite fit the traditional mode of beauty, but there is certainly nothing wrong with any of these specimens.
Sung Yeonju is a Korean artist who also has created a series of dresses made of various foods, entitled Wearable Foods. She uses foods such as bread, red cabbage, tomatoes and spring onions and bananas, in this case. Each of her pieces consists of one kind of food.
Whereas Ted Sabarese just thought food would be a fun thing to photograph, she has taken a more artsy and philosophical view of her work: "This series of work forces viewers to defy the actual meaning, the functionalities, and the aspects of what clothing signifies in our lives. The essence of clothing and food has been reinterpreted. Each element does not fulfill its own role and yet, each suggests an unconventional and even contradicting role - un-wearable clothing that is made out of the materials that do not last."