These images are part of a new series that is a collaboration between photographer Christopher Turner, and playwright Alan Olejniczak. Each piece includes a subject dressed in modern corporate attire in dark and sometimes post-apocalyptic settings—evoking themes from classical mythology and literature. They are meant to question our impact on the environment, as well as the emotional implications of modern consumerism. Their intention is to not to point fingers, but to question how each of us plays a part in perpetuating our modern society that values money over people and the planet. This series was born post US election as a response to the current political and social climate. All of the shots are done on location shortly after sunset with multiple strobes and gels.
Christopher Turner is an emerging artist who attended New York University where he received a B.A. in Art History and Psychology in '93. He is largely self-taught as a photographer. He has been doing portrait and landscapre photography full-time since 2013 and part time since 2005. His black and white landscapes were part of a group show with SLATE Art (Berkeley) 2016 and his nighttime landscape series is being shown by Poetica Art (San Francisco). His Queer Elders multi-media series was shown at AMP Gallery in Provincetown in the May 2016. He is currently working on his PROGRESS series, where he's collaborating with playwright Alan Olejniczak. In this series, they are placing people in corporate attire in dark and sometime post-apocalyptic settings. The first show of this series is at AMP (Provincetown) in June and July 2017.