Photographer Gregg Segal is fascinated by the trash we make.
A look into the amount of products we consume each week through people lying in their own rubbish.
In his artist statement about this ongoing series, he explains “‘Seven Days of Garbage’ is a series of portraits of friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances with the garbage they accumulate in the course of a week. Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we lie.”
“Of course, there were some people who edited their stuff. I said, ‘Is this really it?’ I think they didn’t want to include really foul stuff so it was just packaging stuff without the foul garbage. Other people didn’t edit and there were some nasty things that made for a stronger image,” Segal said in an interview with Slate.
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