About the only way to define Material
Worlds is to say that it is about consumption and
consumerism. I walked around for about two years looking for
different ways to reflect the feeding frenzy I see in the western
world today. I considered street shots of shopping bags
moving past homeless people holding signs along a sidewalk.
Then I considered capturing the glitz and glamour of products
in store windows, contrasted by the blank, emotionless looks of
the masses of people that passed them by, stopping long enough to
drool over the objects of their desires. But nothing managed
to really say what I saw day after day as I walked the
streets. Then one day, by accident, as it always seems to
happen, I noticed the mannequins in the store windows.
Trapped in their glass cages, looking depressed and lonely, they
spend their lives shackled by labels and enslaved by the whims of
their owners. Welcome to the life of material worlds.
here to enter the Material Worlds Gallery.