Let's say a photographer were to ask you to pose for a photo with your daily meals -- what would those meals be?
What would the overall shot look like? Would it be evident that you eat a lot? Would it be clear that you have an addiction to snacks and fast food, or would people be calling you an omnivore before the shoot is over?
Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life.
During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.
According to Urban Times, some people are consuming 800 calories a day, while others are consuming up to 12,000 calories! The photos can be found in Menzel and D’Aluisio's book, titled "What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets."
Check out the photos below for a closer look!
Ruma Akhter, Seamstress, Bangladesh - 1,800 Calories
Tiffany Whitehead, Amusement Park Ride Supervisor, Minnesota - 1,900 Calories
Felipe Adams, Iraq War Veteran, California - 2,100 Calories
Rick Bumgardener, Weight-Loss Dieter, Tennessee - 1,600 Calories
Nguyen Theo, Rice Farmer, Vietnam - 2,500 Calories
Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut, Outer Space - 2,700 Calories
Ahmed Ahmed Swaid, Qat Merchant, Yemen - 3,300 Calories
Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief - 800 Calories
Munna Kailash, Bicycle Rickshaw Driver, India - 2,400 Calories
Marble Moahi, Mother Living with HIV/AIDS, Botswana - 900 Calories
Robina Weiser-Linnartz, Master Baker, Germany – 3,700 Calories
Saleh Abdul Fadlallah, Camel Broker, Egypt - 3,200 Calories
Tersius Bezuidenhout, Trucker, Botswana-Namibia border - Unknown
Shashi Kanth, Call Center Employee, India - Unknown
Curtis Newcomer, US Army Soldier, Mojave Desert - 4,000 Calories
Din Memon, Taxi Driver, Chicago - 2,000 Calories
Conrad Tolby, Truck Driver, Illinois– 5,400 Calories
Mariel Booth, Model and Student, New York - 2,400 Calories
Katherine Navas, High Schooler, Venezuela - 4,000 Calories
Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, Mother of Eight, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories
Lan Guihua, Farmer, China - 1,900 Calories
Chen Zhen, College Student, China - 2,600 Calories
Xu Zhipeng, Graphic Designer, China - 1,600 Calories
Neil Jones, Director at the CN Tower, Canada - 2,600 Calories
Willie Ishulutak, Soapstone Carver, Canada - 4,700 Calories
Solange Da Silva Correia, Rancher’s Wife, Brazil - 3,400 Calories
Shahnaz Begum, Mother of Four, Bangladesh - Unknown
Bruce Hopkins, Bondi Beach Lifeguard, Australia– 3,700 Calories
Coco Simone Finken, Vegetarian, Canada – 1,900 Calories
Check out the footage below of both photographers being interviewed about the project:
H/T: Urban Times, Photos Courtesy: Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio