This photo taken by Iurii (Shutterstock) depicts a man from earlier times, carrying a stone hammer with one goal in mind: to hunt prey for the next meal. These times were simpler and the people only ate what they hunted for. The wide, open horizon parallels the idea of an open agenda for food.
This photo represents the modern day man - confused at the supermarket. The man depicted is given many options in front of him and he still can not decide what to buy. This photo contrasts with the photo depicted above. As a society, we have turned to the supermarket to provide us with a wide range of food options starting with organic to GMO free. We have transitioned from eating out of a natural instinct to eating with an agenda for various kinds of options.
When did the relationship between humans and food get so complicated? This photo taken by Lee Price, a NYC based photographer, depicts a woman laying in her bed eating a fast food burger and drinking a milkshake. She is indulging in these foods in a private setting showing that eating these fattening foods causes her guilt. We have overcomplicated the matter of eating by seeking expert help, such as dietitians and nutritionists to tell people what they can and cannot eat.
The classic American fast food meal comprises of burgers, hot dogs, french fries and more. As a country, we have an incredible amount of cheap, unhealthy food compared to other countries. This overabundance of low-cost available food leads us to overindulge and participate in unhealthy lifestyle choices. The American lifestyle encourages unhealthy choices. Photo taken by Agnieszka Paltynowicz.
French cuisine comprises of rich and indulgent food, for example, cheese. It may come as a surprise that the French eats "fatty" foods yet they are significantly healthier than Americans. This can be attributed to the French's strong cultural association with food. Photo taken by Agnieszka Paltynowicz.
The prevalence of McDonald's are on the rise in America due to its ever lasting popularity and convenience. This photo taken by Barry Kidd shows the golden arches of the glorified fast food chain that is a staple of the American diet.