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Delightful Still Lifes of Olympic Athletes’ Daily Diets

What exactly does it take to fuel the body of a woman who’s about to compete in the 100 meter dash? How does her diet differ from that of a hammer thrower? Or a gymnast? Created by Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker for Nowness, A Day on My Plate displays the real food items that make up the typical daily diets of five Olympic athletes; using cardboard and paper to create oversized place settings, Parker tricks our eyes, making it look like the plates are all packed to the gills with incredibly tiny servings of everything from fruits and veggies to donuts and french fries. “We wanted people to be able to draw direct comparison between the diets, and to produce something quite playful that subtly hinted at the sport each athlete participated in,” explains Parker. Click through to peep their plates, and let us know who you think has the most appetizing options in the comments.


My day on a plate: female gymnast. Photo credit: Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker via Nowness


My day on a plate: male figure skater. Photo credit: Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker via Nowness


My day on a plate: male triathlete. Photo credit: Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker via Nowness


My day on a plate: female 100m sprinter. Photo credit: Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker via Nowness


My day on a plate: female hammer thrower. Photo credit: Michael Bodiam and Sarah Parker via Nowness