Hunger Pains is a photographic series by Ted Sabarese. It was shot in January, but recently exploded on the web. The outfits are made of real food and took hours to create (see the behind the scenes video below, or a higher quality version here if you have Quicktime).

Although I find the concept strange and even a little distasteful, I can appreciate the creative process. The outfit intricacies of Mr. Noodle Man and Ms. Artichoke Lady are particularly remarkable and the photography impressive.

Perhaps this project was the inspiration for Lady Gaga’s meat dress at the Music Video Awards. Since I don’t eat mammals, I can’t appreciate the meat-made ensembles as much as the vegetarian ones.

What’s your take: creative or offensive?