Photographer Brings Out the Beauty of Junk Food in a Series Inspired by Renaissance Paintings

Inspired by the paintings from the Renaissance period and fast food culture, photographer Rebecca Rütten, has created a series of portraits and still life images titled "Contemporary Pieces", which explore the nutritional disparities between America's rich and poor. To eat healthy is expensive. However, one can buy large amounts of food at a fast food restaurant for a comparatively low price. Rebecca explains,"The images have a definite sense of humor to them, which helps when talking about social issues with a variety of origins as these photographs contain. Like the old Masters this work is dealing with transience and beauty, but I clearly want to stay away from giving any directions since everybody is allowed to have an own interpretation."

Find out more about Rebecca Rütten's work here.