Ted Sabarese shoots people. All kinds of people, but especially relishes working with non-professional models and actors who don’t fit the traditional definition of beauty. His personal and fine art work have won wide, critical acclaim for their conceptual and graphic nature, and have been exhibited in galleries in both the U.S. and abroad. Each model’s clothing in the series was made entirely of real food and depicts a meal that the person was craving. The Hunger Pains photography project was shot in January of 2009 (pre Lady Gaga). Fifteen designers, led by Ami Goodheart of SOTO Productions, were involved and each garment took hours to cook, create and assemble. The artichoke gown was designed by Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of Project Runway fame. It took over 6 hours to finish.