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Flaming Junk Food Highlights Americans’ Unhealthy Obsession [Pics]

Flaming Junk Food Highlights Americans’ Unhealthy Obsession [Pics]

Photographer Henry Hargreaves’ latest series features a burger, pizza, donut and other tasty snacks set on fire.

Emma Hutchings

Brooklyn-based photographer Henry Hargreaves‘ latest photo series, ‘Burning Calories’, sets junk food on fire to reflect on the current state of America’s obesity problem.

Literally Burning Calories Highlights Americans' Obsession With Junk Food [Pics]

Hargreaves provides commentary on burning calories, deciding the best way to do it would be to literally burn the unhealthy food instead of eating it. He feels that healthy weight loss solutions are overshadowed by the dishonesty of corporate food manufacturers and wants to stress the importance of healthy eating.

Wired reports that the junk food used in the series was all made out of cake, created by the local bakery Flour Shop, even the burger, fries and pizza. Click through to see the images from ‘Burning Calories':

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