Let Food be thy Medicine...

After Breakfast at Hero's Cafe. Basco, Batanes/ ©Stella Kalaw

After Breakfast at Hero's Cafe. Basco, Batanes. Philippines/ ©Stella Kalaw

For the past nine months, my life has revolved around the food I put on my plate at every meal. This is probably why I love this photograph which continues to linger in my mind long after I captured it. I made the gradual shift to a whole foods, plant-based diet due to health reasons. One important lesson I learned from this experience is that the body can heal itself when it is nourished with whole organic foods. What does this have to do with photography? Some may think, nothing really. However, what I do know is that it has profoundly changed me and it will somehow influence my work in the future.