menu

Graphic Depictions Of Our Society’s Obsession With Food

Graphic Depictions Of Our Society’s Obsession With Food
Advertising

Mathieu Frossard’s photography project ‘Fast’ will make viewers think twice about what they’re putting in their mouths.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 12 march 2013

You know fast food is unhealthy for you, but Big Macs are just too delicious. Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. And if you’d like to keep your Big Macs that way, the following photos aren’t for you.

Fast-Big-Mac

French designer Mathieu Frossard has done his best to disturb audiences with a new view of fast food, and we’d say it’s pretty effective.

In his new project entitled ‘Fast,’ Frossard works to exhibit food that is unhealthy and over-indulgent to look simultaneously appealing and revolting.

The photos, which are essentially up-close shots of models with their mouths overstuffed with food, are meant to be a commentary on ‘what we consume.’

Frossard explains, ‘I used food as a visual metaphor standing for a general idea of consumer goods.’ It has become a consumer tendency to ‘swallow first and chew later’ on everything from fast food to new products, fads, and even ideas.  It is the plight of overabundance.

‘Fast’ is especially timely taking into consideration the recent increase in buzz around food and health issues. As obesity climbs in the US, and attempts to stem it are repeatedly rebuffed, the situation has become as revolting as the photos.

As the gallery shows, the food stuffed into the model’s mouth included a Big Mac, cake, raw chicken, and liver. And all she reportedly got out of it was a drink. No thank you.

Check out the gallery below if you think you can stomach it:

Mathieu Frossard

Images via Juxtapoz (Frossard)

Advertising
Trending

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Work
Syndicated Today

What Could The Highway Of The Future Look Like?

As technology for automated vehicles improves, there’s a sharper focus on building a ‘smarter’ infrastructure where they can thrive

Design Today

Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Innovation Debrief: Boston

See All
Home Today

Dyson’s Wi-Fi Connected Fan Purifies, Cools & Heats The Air

The new luxury home appliance aims to be an all-in-one device for the connected home

Education Today

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Jack Dorsey

Social Networks, Payments

Advertising Today

Brewing Company Turns Car Emissions Into Ink

Tiger Beer has created a sustainable process to transform air pollution into supplies for street art

Design Today

Space-Saving Sofa Has Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Living in an apartment with limited space? This three-in-one bed transforms based on your needs

Culture Today

Browser Extension Blocks Any Pages That Make You Unhappy

The software can detect your facial movements and prevent content that brings up negative emotions

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 25, 2016

Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Jo Godden, Founder of RubyMoon, discusses how brands can limit their environmental impact worldwide

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Automotive Today

Reserve Your Parking Spot Before You Even Get Behind The Wheel

A new Ford app allows drivers to select and arrange for a space in a garage to be available at the end of their journey, so they can travel worry-free

Work Today

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Food Today

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Today

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Today

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Design Today

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Today

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

Ai Today

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

No search results found.