Our photographs draw their inspiration from the iconography of advertisements. The characters that appear in them are young and dynamic, and the settings reflect stereotypical social success. But the photographs also show multiple cracks that undermine the image of happiness so overused in our consumer society. The subjects seem lost in a moment of absence, unaware of the current state of the economy.
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