London-based photographer Beata Stencel reflects on consumerism and waste in her series FAT. What appears at first sight to be extraordinary universes are in fact close-up looks of an everyday substance: fat.
Fat is often riddled with negative connotations, in particular known as being bad for people’s health. However, Stencel disregards this aspect in the imagery and focuses instead on the beauty derived from its unique qualities and the forms it can create. By constructing colourful, extraterrestrial landscapes, Stencel elevates a discarded material into an image of contemplation and beauty.