7 Days of Garbage
The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put some imagery to those numbers. His ongoing series, “7 Days of Garbage,” shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.
Some of Segal’s subjects volunteered to be a part of the project because they believed in the idea behind it. Others were compensated for participating. Generally, Segal strove to include people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. And while the amount of garbage varies by person, there were some people who produced more garbage than they were willing to bring to the shoot. “Of course, there were some people who edited their stuff. I said, ‘Is this really it?’ I think they didn’t want to include really foul stuff so it was just packaging stuff without the foul garbage. Other people didn’t edit and there were some nasty things that made for a stronger image,” Segal said.
Black Cat ~ artist Jane Crowther; paper & foil
when i say ‘the other day’ it could mean anything from last week to 6 years ago
Yesssss. Sometimes I say the ‘other day, a long time ago’ and I get weird looks from people!
the forbidden dance
Today we’re happy to bring you this beautiful series of cinemagraphs by Chile-based photographer and digital artist Jon Jacobsen. The Present is one of his latest works, a collection of animated images inspired in the present and how we feel it with our senses.
Those messages were really old and Justin got mad because I didn’t add the fact that I have a boyfriend. He loves me.
I assume you meant “me” and I don’t believe in marriage. Sorry.
I day dream about putting on the red light, wearing a skanky dress and walking the streets for money but then I remember I have it so easy no matter how much I complain. So, no I don’t have to put on the red light.
Fight the War! 13-Year-Old Calls on His Generation to Save the World
We live in a world controlled by money, greed and power.
A world where every single decision that is made determines the kind of world future generations are going to inherit from us. A world built off of the lie that the Earth is a resource for our taking. A world built off a fragile mindset that says we are determined by our wealth, our social class and the amount of power we have.
Calling this ongoing photo-series simply ‘awesome’ would be the understatement of a lifetime! This, hands down, has to be one of the most dedicated and beautiful series from a photographer we’ve seen in ages.