Nobody likes to see good food go bad. But Klaus Pichler’s photography series One Third, which portrays food in advanced stages of decay, is a feast for the eyes — even if it turns the stomach.
The project was inspired by the fact that much of the world’s food goes to waste — one-third, according to a 2011 United Nations estimate.
To highlight the overlooked value in everyday foods, Pichler approached his project as if it was an advertising photo shoot for a high-end brand. He started with common items from the supermarket, like cheese, strawberries and cauliflower.
After letting each food fester for a few weeks, he arranged it in his studio for a luxurious portrait.
This particular image doesn’t strike me as “revolting” (in fact, it’s sort of appealing), but this project does make a memorable point about waste…