Bodies, 2018

Soda machines embody American consumerism through their ubiquitous placement and commodification of objects, bodies of sugar. What do we consume when drinking from the callipygian bottle?

In a piece about Coca-Cola circa 1967, Life Magazine wrote: “Its shape is aggressively female– a quality that in merchandise as in life, sometimes transcends functionalism.”

I use soda machines to question the commodification of bodies and emphasize the alienness of contemporary landscapes. The artificial light of these machines lure the eye to artificial sweetness, to abiding temptation. With artificial light as the only lightsource for my photographs, one's perception of commonplaces is distorted. I question the observation of nude bodies with a seemly otherworldly landscape.