One Third: Beautiful Decaying Food Photographed by Klaus Pichler – Raising Awareness Of Food Waste

One Third: Beautiful Decaying Food Photographed by Klaus Pichler - Raising Awareness Of Food Waste

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. Continue reading

A Trip to The Farmers’ Market

Farmers MarketOne thing we’ve tried to do with our newly adopted city is travel a bit to the farmers’ market to get our produce.  Now that the winter months are upon us, it’s certainly not as easy as it was during the warmer months (there’s at least one everyday during the warmer months.)  The Ballard market in….well Ballard, is every Sunday.  We try to go every week, and of course Pike Place market is everyday.  Here’s a brief pictorial journey through some tasty bits of food….everything looks so nice in the market.  Ballard is especially crowded and nice, everything from fresh produce, local produced honey, scavenged mushrooms, to whole raw milk, and grass-fed beef.  What’s not to like.  Our blog banner is in fact some farmers’ market fare.  Thanks to all the local guys and gals who make our little slice of the Pacific North West a tasty place! Continue reading