Plastics surround us. We use them, we consume them, and we wear them. In fact, clothing made from plastic material, also known as synthetic fabric, has become extremely popular due to its affordability and cheap chemical production costs. However, recent studies have shown that the chemical properties of plastics in our clothing can worsen health conditions and cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, and nausea, to name a few. Through this series of images I explore synthetic materials’ toxic impact on our health within the space of our own homes. Using staged compositions and props with toxic qualities to construct the ‘plastic family’, which reflects our blindness towards the toxins we are surrounded by in our daily environments.
Katy Bird • Alexander J Carnie • Eva Falk-Drake • Pippa Harris • Matthew Harry • Emily Jones • Iga Koncka • Chloe Nicholls • Amelia Shone-Adams • Morgan Williams •