German photographer Rebecca Rütten has set herself a task to raise questions about our modern Fast Food culture with her series ‘Contemporary Pieces‘.
I leave a description of the series in her own words:
“During the conception of “Contemporary Pieces, ”I became enamored with the eroticism, presentation, and charisma of paintings from the Renaissance Period. In the Late Renaissance, Italian and Dutch painters dealt with the middle and lower classes. In my opinion, Fast Food Culture represents these two social classes in the United States today. To eat healthily is expensive. However, one can buy large amounts of food at a fast food restaurant for a comparatively low price. […]
It’s significant that many of my subjects try to avoid Fast Food. In their eyes, Fast Food in the US is comprised of genetically modified items that are designed only for mass consumption. To them, the food becomes a non-edible object and loses its value as being considered Food.”
What’s wrong with this age? We are eating things that people only hundred years ago wouldn’t even consider a food.