Photographer Haley Morris has decided to take a different step in combatting bullying against obesity. Instead of confronting her onlookers and observers she notions for her assistant to take photographs of them in the act, thus revealing a series she titles “Wait Watchers”.
Morris explains one of the situations from her point of view stating “In my peripheral vision, I saw a teen girl waiting for the signal to cross the street. As I stood there, eating my ice cream, I heard a repetitive “SLAP, SLAP, SLAP” of a hand on skin. I signaled to my assistant to shoot. It was only when I returned home to Memphis and got the film developed that I realized the sound was the girl hitting her belly as she watched me eat. She did this over and over. I have five frames of her with various facial expressions. I called the resulting image Gelato.” (cover image)