Consumer Haze

This series is a documentary of the monolithic and sometimes brutalist consumer environments that are built with increasing frequency in our worlds. In our world, where customer spending is paramount, and ongoing economic growth seems vital to our modern sense of security the sprawling suburban shopping centre is commonplace. 

Visiting one of these overgrown centres of urban commerce during a very early morning heavy fog gave the whole experience a much more surreal feeling than would be possible when it was bustling with people. I've always found fog to have an intrinsically calming effect, the way the cool air envelopes everything, and creates a sense of quiet. The effect that light, weather and absence of people can have on any common space can make ordinary places take on another dimension.

This series was photographed entirely on medium format film. Limited edition prints are available on request.

© 2019 Mark Forbes.
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