i’m jealous of jason demarte


I love these images by American photographer Jason DeMarte. They are all from his series titled, Utopic, a commentary on the relationship between consumerism {represented by the dots*}, and nature {represented by, well, the nature}. I imagined him traveling the world, roaming the countryside, scaling mountains, and then quietly sneaking up on animals in their natural environment… until I realized that those ideal, utopian environments are actually photographs taken at a natural history museum. Now I just have to figure out how he was able to get that mountain goat to stare directly at that hot pink dot. What are the chances?!

* The dot for me represents that desire in its simplest symbolic form, a placeholder for whatever it may be that one feels he needs to be happy.   ~ Jason DeMarte

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