Woman not delighted to discover she is subject of stock photo illustrating ‘obesity’
A 43-YEAR-OLD woman has discovered that her stomach has become the standard image that illustrates news articles about obesity.
Mother-of-two Susan Traherne was paid a small fee by a photographer who said the photo was going to be used in a jeans catalogue.
She said: “I remember the photographer saying ‘That’s great Susan, you’re looking so hot in these pictures, damn you are smoking’.
“So I was quite surprised to see my stomach illustrating a news website article about how people eat way too much fried food.
“Then in newspapers below the headlines FAT BRITAIN and The Porkiness Epidemic.
“Apparently it’s on a website where if you type in ‘obesity’ you can download and use the picture for a small fee.
“It’s fair to say it’s affecting my self esteem.”