This series of photographs is about exploring food waste as an issue, UK households are throwing away around 4.2 million tonnes of food and drink per year. I was inspired by Klaus Pichler's 'One Third' project; the work took me to create a context with the food waste, exploring the darker side to something we ignore, and applying this to my work. I focus on an event which creates a significant amount of waste, a children's birthday party. Considering that we buy more than we actually need, this series of images represents the bulk of waste that is left behind and left over for us to thoughtlessly throw away, showing the aftermath of a birthday party.
Tim Brown • Anna Colbourne • Hannah Collier • Ryan Fitzpatrick • Alexandra Huggett • Mehak Iftikhar • Sam Neal • Hannah Taylor • Michael Townsend • Gretė Tvarkūnaitė • Chloe Woodhouse •