From my project The Waste Stream.
The Waste Stream is a series of pinhole photographs created at former industrial waste sites using a lens constructed on site with a piece of consumer waste found at the location. This pinhole photography process results in diffraction and blurring of the scene which creates a visual layer for the viewer to consider, and draws attention to the treatment of the land as an expendable commodity. All of the waste sites I’ve chosen to photograph are ones that have been repurposed for residential and recreational use by humans. In each of these places, the impacts and effects of the industrial waste are not apparent on the surface, yet remain pervasive.