Cell phones #2, Atlanta. Intolerable Beauty series. Photo by Chris Jordan
“I meant no harm. I most truly did not.
But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.
I biggered my factory. I biggered my roads.
I biggered my wagons. I biggered the loads
of the Thneeds I shipped out. I was shipping them forth
to the South! To the East! To the West! To the North!
I went right on biggering ... selling more Thneeds.
And I biggered my money, which everyone needs.”
The Once-ler, from The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
Intolerable Beauty series
Jordan's photographs focus on the detritus of American consumer society. His images have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe, and featured in publications all over the world. His most recent book is In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster. www.chrisjordan.com
Car Junkyard, Vancouver, Washington. Intolerable Beauty series. Photo by Chris Jordan