Ted Sabarese is an NYC based photographer who relishes working with non-professional models and actors who push the common definitely of ‘beauty’.
His projects include Hunger Pains, a series of photographs where he asked each more one simple question, “what are you craving at the moment?” He then took the food they described, had them turned into clothing and photographed the models wearing the very foods they wished they were eating.
‘Emoticon’ which addresses our loss of showing emotion through the advancement of technology in communication… a short direct email containing abbreviations and everyday slang; luv, lol and fml doesn’t quite have the same intimacy of a hand written love letter, stamped, signed and sealed. ‘Emoticon’ takes a critical look at and attempts to replace the human element into the shortcuts and emojicons associated with modern day communication.
One of my favourite pieces of his work is his collection of images of people who look like the fish they are about to eat, being nicknamed ‘tadpole’ by my best friend in high school (my big eyes then too big for my small head), this series of images really resonates with me.