I dedicate this work to all free women aware of their beauty who do not let themselves be influenced by imposed stereotypes.
Eat Me! is a series of photographic works by artist Angela Lo Priore, focused on the relationship between body and food. Women are the main subject of the photographs, but the scenic design also plays an essential role: real elements create a short circuit to create surreal images in which women are strongly featured.
In Angela Lo Priore’s images there is a patent reference to fashion and advertising photography, albeit deprived of its aesthetic content, and to the poetics of surrealism. To quote Italian photography critic Walter Guadagnini, “Madame Yevonde may, in more than one way, be considered a sort of protective deity of this series”.
While waiting for the book Eat Me!, published by Skira with texts by Walter Guadagnini and Paola Jacobbi, due to be released in mid-September, Fine Dining Lovers asked Angela Lo Priore some questions about the project and her relationship with food.
How was the Eat Me! project first conceived?
Unlike Manichini, the previous project in which I worked with actresses and models – the protagonists of a glamorous environment – with Eat Me! I wanted to focus the attention on ordinary women, in whom the fear of growing old, the desire to remain forever young and the obsession with their own beauty are increasingly widespread. I adopt an exaggerated standpoint in the images in order to encourage women to regain an awareness of their beauty because they are increasingly influenced by an artificial stereotype. Everyone wishes to resemble the imposed model.