Running the Numbers by Chris Jordan
Take a look at our plastic bag counter on the right. Can you even come close to comprehending a number so huge? Photographer Chris Jordan doesn't think so, but with his new series of photographs Running the Numbers he's trying to put it into perspective for all of us.
In a statement on Seed Magazine's website, Jordan says, "I’m trying to translate these numbers from the deadening language of statistics into a visual language that allows some kind of comprehension."
The work is beautiful and staggering - hundreds of thousands of disposable items ranging from aluminum cans to cell phones artfully arranged and easily digestible.
Jordan's 112 page book, including 60 color illustrations, is available for purchase on his website: http://www.chrisjordan.com