One Third: Beautiful Decaying Food Photographed by Klaus Pichler

Rotting food may turn your stomach, but to photographer Klaus Pichler, decay is a feast for the eyes. In his photographic series One Third, named for the fact that one-third of the world's food is wasted, Klaus masterfully showed us the pulchritude of putrescence:

According to a UN study one third of the world's food goes to waste - the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation.

The series 'One Third' describes the connection between the individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in depth look at the roots of this issue.

'One Third' goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste.


Pre-Fried Vegetable Sticks


Instant Whipped Cream


Ice Cream


Instant Mashed Potatoes

View many more at Klaus' website: Link - via The Salt


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Do not ask how I know, but rotten sour cream, if left undisturbed, results in a perfectly ghastly yet beautiful mesh of multi-colored, mottled tentacles on top. I know, it's almost worth the $3.99 to just go out and get some to prove me right!
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