Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautiful

Klaus Pichler draws attention to food waste with his photo series One Third, which juxtaposes the lovely staging of traditional still-life photography with disgusting mold and rot.

Based on the UN statistic that one-third of the world's food goes to waste, Pichler's series asks us to confront our personal food waste with these compelling photos. Pichler's website also contains information on each food item's cultivation or creation, how it was transported, and what its carbon footprint is.

One Third [Klaus Pichler via Neatorama]

Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautiful

Barbecue Sausage


Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulCupcakes
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulDeep Frozen Cake
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulEggs
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulLemons
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulMelons
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulPasta
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulRed Grapes
Still-life photos of rotting food are strangely beautifulWhipped Cream