Petroleum Paradox: At what cost beauty? Series

 

Inspired by the 2012 exhibition Petroleum Paradox, I invited fellow artist and photographer Ludmila Ketslekh to join me in her studio for a photo shoot.  I wanted to capture the duality of the oil industry and its effect on beauty, both natural in the damage caused during oil spills and unnatural in its use in the cosmetic industry, paraffin in lipsticks, plastics in packaging and marketing there of.  In these images I play with the idea of glamour advertising and the less beautiful reality of the aftermath of an oil spill.

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