Hunger Pains is a tortuous series that forces its subjects to don the foods they most desire.
Depending on the perspective, a photo series in which lithe young men and women are forced to wear what they really want to eat could be torturous or a necessary suffrance for art. Or both.
‘Hunger Pains‘ is a photograph series by New York-based artist Ted Sabarese, who has showcased his work in the U.S. and beyond. In this particular project, models were compelled to don the actual items they really want to devour. The desired foods, which include waffles and meat, were then crafted into clothing which the model posed in.
Each ‘outfit’ took 15 hours to create–from conception, cooking and eventual creation. Naturally, bread, pasta and waffles were on the menu; in fact the latter gave rise to a rather interesting pair of pants.
Sabarese spent time as an English teacher, graphic designer, writer, and advertising creative director before moving more into photography, and all these experiences, according to his website, have contributed to his artistic vision and ‘character-driven narrative.’