It’s probably become clear by now that I am very interested in obesity. Although my work has branched off from this topic, it still plays a role in my pictures. In addition, I am working on a project about obesity which includes researching organizations and their efforts to control the epidemic. The other evening I watched a documentary called Killer at Large. It focused on the obesity issue and why people fall victim to the disease. I was interested in the idea that once we were hunter-gatherers and when we came across fatty foods we tried to eat as much as possible because we never were certain when we would encounter it again. As time went on we never developed a sensor to inform us when we had had enough fat for the day. It labeled obesity also as a cause of food addiction. I’m both saddened and fascinated by this issue and love learning more about it through all different sources.
While putting together my midterm presentation I started looking through other documentary photographers. I found Dana Romanoof and fell in love with the series Wild No More. It doesn’t really influence my work but I think it’s a beautiful set of photographs. You can view it here. Enjoy!