This series of photographs is based on quirky, playful studio portraits that connect stereotypical gender associations with food. Specifically, foods selected typically represented, in our culture, masculine and feminine preferences. For example, male portraits incorporate meaty foods associated with a strong, aggressive nature and the female portraits are paired with sweets to suggest soft and sensitive traits.
With pop culture as a reference, the portraits reveal relationships between the figures and the food. Deliberate placement and repetition help reveal a playful attitude about the food. Additionally, the use of compressed space is intended to add to the sense of artificiality. Ultimately, through humorous clichés, the images jar the viewer by becoming uncomfortably loud.