As a lover of people, food and photography I was interested in this project and I appreciate the thoughts/questions that floated through my mind when I saw it:
Are we connected to our food? Do we take pleasure in eating? How much time does one spend eating a meal? I like eating with others compared to eating solo. Effect of eating on the go compared to sitting at a table. Do we value the ‘traditional’ dinner table anymore? I feel fortunate to be able to eat cultured foods.
I enjoy the simplicity and hectic-ness, the laughter and loneliness, the familiar and the unknown that weave through these photos. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s true, these stills capture a culture and reveal many aspects of people’s’ lives.
Aikawa is originally from Japan and currently resides and works as a freelance photographer in NYC. Check out the artist’s statement and see the project in its entirety on her blog
All photos by Miho Aikawa