Rebecca Rütten Thinks Churros and Chiaroscuro Go Hand in Hand

In 'Contemporary Pieces', the German photographer reimagines our obsession with fast food in renaissance settings.

In ‘Contemporary Pieces’ German photographer Rebecca Rütten reimagines our obsession with fast food in a renaissance setting. Rütten had this to say about her work:

“During the conception of ‘Contemporary Pieces’, I became enamored with the eroticism, presentation and charisma of paintings from the renaissance period. In the late renaissance painters dealt with the middle and lower classes. In my opinion, fast food culture represents these two social classes in the United States today. To eat healthy is expensive. However, one can buy large amounts of food at a fast food restaurant for a comparatively low price.

It’s significant that many of my subjects try to avoid fast food. In their eyes, fast food in the US is comprised of genetically modified items that are designed only for mass consumption. To them, the food becomes a non-edible object and loses its value as being considered food.”