scavengers

Species such as crows, magpies, and raccoons are compelled to collect objects that posses shiny or metallic qualities such as paperclips, bottle caps, and aluminum foil. Throughout history, humans also posses the desire to own glimmering objects such as diamonds, gems, gold, and silver, based on their aesthetic qualities. By owning and distributing these natural resources, people assign symbols of power and wealth that are not inherently present in these items.

Some of the photographs in this series depict the light reflecting off objects like gum wrappers, safety pins, and can tabs through an out of focus lens. The subject of the remaining prints are a collection of jewelry also photographed through an out of focus lens. With the materials indistinguishable, these images appeal to basic sensual instincts.