Thursday, July 31, 2008

Photographic Typologies: Alan George

Alan George e-mailed me today with a link to his series Domesticated, a project which explores urban modifications to nature. In his statement, George asserts:

"With this series of images, I examine domesticated urban plants and people's attempts to control and manipulate them in sometimes trivial and inconsequential ways. My hope is that these at times humorous and tragic examples echo conditions within the larger context of the relationship between humanity and nature. I also hope that the viewer can identify with certain human or anthropomorphic characteristics of the subjects, perhaps feeling a bit saddened by their circumstances."

His series Wheeled Estate is also well worth checking out.

All photographs from the series Domesticated

All Images © Alan George