These are Wontons that I made that are filled with nutella, marshmallow and banana. I think the hard shell of the wonton and the softness. The edges that I hand crated myself give an added feel of authenticity. You can see the chocolate and marshmallow lightly spilling out of the sides of the wonton. I also think that visual of seeing the banana gives a familiar feel to a person who would be apprehensive about trying this.
I think breakfast is an essential part of a persons day. It is essential when trying to gain energy for the day so you can start off your day properly. The American youth are marketed sugary cereals but I don’t think as a whole American breakfasts are too sugary. Often you see several commercials that include cereals like honey bunches of oats, special k and even frosted flakes. There has been more of an incentive on healthier foods compared too sugary foods considering the United States are one of the most obese countries in the world. I would usually eat a two bagels for breakfast with cream cheese as a way to start off my day.
I ride the subway every morning and the blank stares and emotionless faces are very common on the train. People on the train tend to be reluctant to interaction or conversation with other people. I think Evans approach to taking these photos were in the perfect climate. The winter is when you would see significant differences between a persons emotions in their faces and mannerisms. I appreciate the effort put forth in concealing the camera and capturing people in unsuspected situations and movements. I do see man similarities with people in the photos and people on the train today. People who avoid eye contact at all costs by reading newspapers, looking down out their phone or just looking into a void in general.
The topic of documenting spiritualism is an ambiguous thought to try to comprehend. I think it is a valuable form of photography because it can give incite into other peoples beliefs. I don’t think its intrusive if you are invited into the inner circle like Shannon Taggart was. I also think that it also depends on your own beliefs or the experiences you have. Some of Shannon Taggarts experiences may have been placebo effects and not anything substantial. Although the spiritual experiences may be true or possible it is hard to prove something like that through photography. Religious experiences are easier to capture but some religions are closed off and less open. Some religions may view that as intrusive.
To read the conditions that these soldiers were put under are amazing. Eating under cooked food and not having enough rations to feed someone who is fighting in a war seems taxing on the human body. Coupled with the over consumption of coffee its not a mystery to why these soldiers bodies would tire out. Coffee is known to cause paranoia, muscle pain and heartbeat irregularities. I find it amazing that these soldiers would fight for days on end drinking nothing but coffee without their body effectively shutting down. But I believe that the coffee substitutes gave the soldiers a placebo effect and gave them a comfortable medium.
I don’t see a problem with taking pictures of food. Although it is an ongoing phenomenon there is a lot of merit in doing so. Taking pictures of your food can document a great meal that you have eaten accompanied by great memories. Also it can portray a bad meal that you had that you want to forget. The article has showed me different ways people can utilize this activity. A food diary is a very creative idea. But I also think that spending ample amounts of time trying to find the right angle for a photo of food is ridiculous. But sometimes a meal is so well made that you have to appreciate the effort put into the dish.