Artist Dan Bannino Turns Celebrity Fad Diets into Old Master-Style Still Lifes
Whether you find it downright strange or just oddly comforting, fad diets have existed long before our time. Professional photographer Dan Bannino from Italy has documented the temporary eating habits of celebs as far back as Charles Saatchi, Henry VIII and as recent as Beyonce Knowles. Photographer goes beyond simple tablet settings, however, rich-looking, and crafts moody scenes that are luscious in their texture and color.
Dan Bannino describes the inspiration for his still lifes Old Master paintings series entitled â€œStill Dietâ€, by writing, â€œWith this series my aim was to capture the beauty that lies in this terrible constriction of diets and deprivation, giving them the importance of an old masterâ€™s painting. I wanted to make them significant, like classic works of arts that are becoming more and more weighty as they grow older. My aim was to show how this weirdness hasnâ€™t changed even since the 15th century.â€