Luxury & Squalor
Luxury and Squalor plays on the duality of American society. The piece depicts two frames shot with the same camera, settings, and film to coalesce the outer most bounds of the American life. The heavy influence of the color green brings to the forefront the idea of wealth as a facet of opulence and personal choice, as it clashes with the concepts of survival through hard work and environmental upkeep. The diptych images were shot within 30 minutes of each other, further progressing the narrative of the stark duality in the ways of life lived within New York City.