A Slice of Life
The response of individuals can be instrumental in determining the success or failure of a business. A proliferation of publicity images and text are used to impose commercial messages upon the rural and urban landscape. Stock images depict happy people inhabiting a manicured world, suggesting that happiness can be acquired if only the individual were to purchase the new product or entertainment of choice. Observation of the landscape surrounding such publicity images can sometimes convey not only a rather different reality, but also alternative means by which individuals do achieve happiness. Initially highly visible, if remaining in position over time, signage can become familiar to the viewer and ultimately begin a gradual absorption by nature.
Sue Bowdery • Keith Lloyd Davenport • Kirsty Foster • Jen Lewis • Derek Man • Filippo M. Nicoletti • Peter Spurgeon • Alex Vann • Dee Young •