Food For Power

Photographer Dan Bannino has created a brilliant project on the food that those in power like to enjoy. An almost satirical take on these figures’ eating habits, he has created a project which is really unique and we love it. A bit quirky, a bit random but what it provokes the most is that these powerful figures are just ordinary humans and showing what these incredibly famous people eat reminds you, that they are simply flesh and bones, just like the rest of us. The bright colours amoungst the pieces of munch help to make this project very different from anything we’ve seen. A mash up of politics, art and design. An unusual combo that Dan Bannino manages to make work effortlessly.

Queen Elizabeth II - Choccies & Tea

Queen Elizabeth II – Choccies & Tea

Ah the Queen, the figure that always manages to stir our patriotic hearts to produce a tear or two, and the Queen would never disappoint on her taste in fodder. A quintessentially English choice of chocolates and tea is our Queen Elizabeth’s favourite snack, no surprises there really. Apart from maybe hoping it would be scones with cream and jam, but you have to eat a little outside the box I guess.

Kim Jong-Un - Emmental & French Cheese

Kim Jong-Un – Emmental & French Cheese

We have all heard plenty about Kim Jong-Un’s obsession with cheese, which is so bad he struggles to walk from all the fat in his legs. So the display of holey emmental and brie points only to one man. The mad dictator of one of the least documented countries in the world, North Korea. The little army figurines amongst the cheese is a perfect way to describe a man who is for many reasons, one of the most feared in the world.

President-elect Donald Trump - Burgers & Fries

President-elect Donald Trump – Burgers & Fries

Probably the most predictable of all of the food choices, the President-elect Donald Trump’s favourite munch is a big burger and fries. Judging by the portly appearance of the man, this comes as no surprise. And due to his almost sickening love of “U-S-A!”, classic American burger and chips was always going to be his favourite food. Who could’ve guessed that just a bit of meat in a bun coud provide him with the fuel to make America great again?

Hillary Clinton - Hot Peppers & Tabasco sauce

Hillary Clinton – Hot Peppers & Tabasco sauce

Now this isn’t one we saw coming. The woman who was so close to behind the first lady into the White House was cruely taken away, but her choice of food is just as shocking perhaps as that infamous shock loss! Hot peppers and tabasco sauce is certainly not what we would have thought she would eat, but perhaps that’s where Trump thought up these evil and nasty descriptions of Clinton.

Angela Merkel - Food For Power

Angela Merkel – Food For Power

Another unsurprising choice, in line with her nationality. Chancellor Merkel’s favourite food is German sausage, beer and cabbage! Wouldn’t want to sit next to her at a summit…

Vladimir Putin - Pistachio Ice Cream

Vladimir Putin – Pistachio Ice Cream

Now this is the most unexpected of all. A man who emits such power and strength loves to indulge in the soft and gentle ice cream flavour that is pistachio. Clearly he is really a softy at heart.

Pope Francis - Pizza & the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis – Pizza & the Holy Spirit

What other food could the Pope love being in the heart Italy? Pizza of course!

Marie Antoinette - Croissants & Sweets

Marie Antoinette – Croissants & Sweets

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