I don’t know how many of you have worked at a restaurant. There’s nothing worse than heading to the walk in to grab some lemons, reaching into the box, and coming out with a handful of moldy mush. GAH! To photographer Klaus Pichler, it’s art. I’d be tempted to call him a creep, but the photos are gorgeous and the message behind them is even better. In his photographic series One Third, Klaus explores the world of rotting food to highlight the fact that 1/3 of the world’s food, goes to waste:
According to a UN study one third of the world’s food goes to waste – the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation.
The series ‘One Third’ describes the connection between the individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in-depth look at the roots of this issue.
‘One Third’ goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste.