(Photo credit: Larissa Cleveland, She Doesn’t Know Why She Likes Them)
Larissa Cleveland’s series Collector examines the compulsive Western impetus to own mass quantities of particular things. Titled with Cleveland’s abridged takeaway of the sitting, these environmental portraits feature subjects often dwarfed by their massive collections.
In her own words:
This image is from a body of work that represents my investigation into an individual and societal preoccupation with collecting and the narrative or symbolic power of objects. My experiences as a child surrounded by my father’s mass collection of civil war artifacts has prompted my continued interest in the pursuit of collecting and also to question the nature of hobby versus obsession.
See the rest of this series and more of Larissa’s work at http://larissaphoto.com