Wednesday, July 27, 2005

- Ridiculous Refuse -

- Ridiculous Refuse -, originally uploaded by 7teen.

Chris Jordan is from Seattle (that city and photography is starting to haunt me), and takes photos of industrial yards and waste facilities. He has been published in the New York times and Smithsonian Magizine. Here is what he has to say about his photography.
"As I explore around our country’s industrial yards and waste facilities, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress. I am appalled by these scenes, yet also drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical, full of irony, even strangely beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity. Perhaps our vast piles of junk can serve as visual metaphors for the difficult questions that we Americans face as the earth's most voracious resource gluttons."

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