carnivorus acta est fabula

By: streetdiscrete

Apr 08 2010

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This is the aftermath, what’s left after we devoured the 15 pound roast. Its not pretty, but its not meant to be. I wanted these photos to look the opposite of appetizing, to draw attention to what we leave behind, in the wake of our consumption. There are still some scraps left. I suppose that’s what pets are for.

In a moment of reflection I find the three posts presenting the journey of this one rib roast typify exactly what I hope to achieve with this blog. They take a simple idea, the beef rib roast, and present it from many angles, showing, exploring visually its “life”. The aesthetic is appropriate in that it is close up, harsh, finely detailed and yet raw in nature. This is the image I hope to capture and in these three instances I feel I have succeeded.

“There is no one system of realist or documentary representation always and forever fixed in one position from which one empiricist reading of history emanates, any more than there is one deconstructed avant-guardism always-forever already inscribed in its progressive modes of seeing. Yesterday’s deconstructions are often tomorrow’s orthodox clichés.” -Stuart Hall

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One comment on “carnivorus acta est fabula”

  1. Kudos on this 3-parter. I loved every installment.

    Ironically enough (or not, depending on how you look at it) these photos are the most appetising to me. They are beautiful in their rawness. And in their rawness you see what are essentially the best parts – the fat, the charred bits near the bone.


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