I live on a rocky island in the North Atlantic; I get all my food from the grocery store; they get all their food from the mainland. Until the seas get a bit rough, then the ferry doesn’t run and the food doesn’t arrive. But I don’t really think about that, because there’s always been food at the grocery store.
Then I thought about it. About where our food comes from, the effort required by others to make that food versus the effort required by me to get that food, and the disconnect between the food we eat and where it’s made or sourced. And I began to think about people who buy all their food, like me, and about people who go out and get their own food. Looking at where our food comes from, how it gets here, what is made locally and by who, and how we get our food would all make a good photo project.
This is a photo project looking at where our food comes from and what it takes to get our food, from hunting, fishing, foraging, farming and gardening, to grocery stores and their sources, to commercially produced food. It’s now in the early stages, and is intended as a long-term project. We’ll see how it goes.