Parisian photographer Jonathan Icher has quite the sense of humor. After working professionally for five years, he was ready for a challenge.
Considering the idea of national identity and patriotism, Icher created the tongue-in-cheek series Fat Flag. The series shows models, fully painted as national flags, noshing on that country’s delicacy.
“It was a challenge,” Icher told us via email. “I wanted the models to be beautiful, with food and flag design[s] on their bodies.”
Icher purposefully chose the most stereotypical food item for each country, hoping to create a humorous statement about the nature of culture. He collaborated with Anastasia Parquet, using her unique makeup concepts to remake his models.
“I love to work with stereotypes,” he continues. “I chose the hair and the expressions of the models [to reflect stereotypes]. The models are a kind of a human representation of their country.”
We’d say that bearded man stuffing his face with a hamburger is the very essence of ‘Murica.
Click through the gallery to see the entire Fat Flag series.
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