You're Still Fat

Michael Crichton

Art, Food, obesity, PoemCaitlin VanderKlokComment
Shadows of regret

Shadows of regret

 

Michael Crichton is this really chic still life photographer who lives in Toronto and makes us see the beauty in the things that make us ugly. What a dick, but also, YUM THOSE DONUTS LOOK CHIC AS SHIT! Like, most of the stuff is just #carbs #carbs #carbs and we're like "sick sick sick" but THEN.... 

So filling! I couldn't possibly finish it myself! 

So filling! I couldn't possibly finish it myself! 

Oh yum! A big salad! Most of his images are explosive in nature, not unlike our hearts when Pequods is at the door, or our stomachs twenty minutes later. We also really appreciate his suggested food pairings: wine with burgers, wine with chinese takeout. 

I can't decide if these images are portraits of obesity or portraits of bulimia: 

That lone piece of flying bacon is really speaking to me. I think I'll write a haiku (it's about the food pyramid but I didn't have enough syllables to include that).

Wine is Chinese food

Pyramids do not exist

Wine is a burger

When you delve a little deeper into the single-page portfolio on TMAR, you realize that some of his photographs are not of food but everything still looks really trippy and kind of like garbage, which is chic, but also not chic. Some of them look like Macy's dinnerware ads, which also look like garbage, which also looks like my dinnerware. Poverty is chic.

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Portrait of a Sunday morning

Portrait of a Sunday morning

We salute you, Michael Crichton, whoever you are, for giving hope to those foods that would otherwise be left for the lonely or homeless. Using a lens as a utensil, you're making our mouths water and our stomachs concave.

All photos via Tim Mitchell Artist Representation.