dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as master still lifes
 
dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as master still lifes dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as master still lifes
jun 05, 2014

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as master still lifes

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as master still lifes
(above) beyoncè knowles – master cleanse diet
all images courtesy of dan bannino

 

 

 

italian photographer dan bannino has translated his fascination and obsession with food into a series of photograph still lifes. the compositions are of various celebrity fad diets, positioned and composed in the style of old master paintings. for ‘still diet’, bannino represents ridiculous trends in weight-loss programs from beyonce’s ‘master cleanse diet’ of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper to gwyneth paltrow’s strict detox diet of solely fruits, vegetables and nuts. ‘I’ve tried to capture the beauty that lies in this terrible constriction of diets and deprivation‘ bannino describes. historical figures are conceptualized as well, dreamed up to reveal what henry VIII and lord byron might consider as a meal, with the ‘aim to show how this weirdness hasn’t changed even since the 15th century.’

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
bill clinton – cabbage soup diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
simon cowell – life enhancing diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
kate moss – hollywood diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
gwyneth paltrow – strict detox diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
charles saatchi – eggs diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
luigi cornaro – sober life

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
lord byron – romantic poet’s diet

dan bannino photographs celebrity fad diets as still lifes
henry VIII – the banquet diet

 

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