As parents, we have a constant internal struggle with junk food. On the one hand, we know stopping for french fries is bad, but on the other hand sometimes it’s the only thing that will stop our kids from having a backseat tantrum.
Artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman speak to this concern in their latest project, Processed Views. The incredible photos feature iconic American landscapes by 19th century photographer Carleton Watkins, but reimagined with junk food. See a cascading waterfall of marshmallows or a canyon of cake.
These photos are full of colorful foods and quite beautiful to look at, but do bring up an important concern. This project is meant to spread the word about the impact of highly processed foods. Ciurej and Lochman said in an interview, “As we move further away from the natural sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.”
It definitely makes you look at junk food in a whole new way.