236-250 New Florida Landscapes 2004-2012

These photographs describing the effects of corporate-driven growth on Florida’s natural environment are not intended as a critique on the vanishing wilds vis-à-vis the ironic sense that we are losing the habitat that drew people to the Sunshine State for a homogenous place, one that is contrary to the alluring promise of Paradise. Rather, I am describing the topography itself, juxtapositions of concrete and flora. These images of non-descript malls, cookie-cut housing, and chain restaurants nevertheless seem a valid way to consider America today as opposed to an allegiance to sentimental pictorialism that has limited breath left, socially or aesthetically.