Remains of the Day

2012

Close up photos of waste – cars, bottles, TVs, mattresses, wires and the other detritus of our modern consumer lifestyle are explored in this series.

The sheer volume of rubbish found in waste centres, tips and landfills is overwhelming. But there is also beauty - the dense patterns, textures and colours of the rubbish, sorted according to type, are both intriguing and attractive.

By ‘inverting’ the images the negative side or consequence of consumerism is emphasised. As an x-ray points out the weakness or disease in our body, so these photos expose our waste as being a shameful side of our lifestyle.