Ok ya’ll I thought I’d kick off this topic with something creepy and unexpected. Since I think it’s safe to say a hand full of us spend a good amount of time sifting through the latest food blog or Pinterest recipe we see a lot of amazing food photography. I can say my personal favorite is What Katie Ate . Her food looks so good you want to wear it rather then eat it. So in the spirit of shaking things up a little I want to direct your attention to the work of Mat Collishaw. Collishaw has created a series of sill lifes based on American prisoners sentenced to death and their choice of a last meal. Each photo on his website is titled with the prisoners name and his execution date.
I’d also like to add to this an article I found on CBSNews about Texas’ new policy on death row inmates meal options: Texas ends special last meals on death row.
I don’t know much about the tradition of last meals it’s hard not to see a tie to the last supper. I’m not sure if other countries have similar traditions. With Texas I wonder (assuming we don’t eradicate the death penalty) how long we’ll continue this tradition in America.
Well now that I’ve started this topic off all dark and creepy Happy Monday!