I remember I forget

These images are of sea creatures that I have handled and eaten recently.  These images articulate some aesthetic and political concerns of my own that are partly hidden behind the idea of the still life picture.

When I first confronted my dinner with a camera, I was really wrapped up in the sensual properties of these fish and looking, feeling and smelling what was there in front of me. A taboo word – beauty – repeatedly subverted my understanding of these photographs. Nonetheless; many fish later, although I still have my lusty fascination with these animals my vision of them has changed. Now, the fish all look like victims and I am just another consumer with sharp teeth whose appetite helps to sustain an unsustainable fishing industry.

The fish are beautiful, they are in trouble and they are food.