If you’re claustrophobic, looking at Dany Peschl’s Too Much
photo series probably isn’t that good of an idea (although if you really wanna do it for shits and giggles, we ain’t gonna stop you). It’s bound to induce those same squeamish feelings of nausea a vegetarian might get from looking at images of cows going to the slaughter. And for the rest of us who aren’t already, Too Much
is reason enough to transform us into full-blown claustrophobics.
Although the series only consists of two photos, they’re a vivid reminder of how God-damned overcrowded our little world is. With 6.7 billion people and climbing every day because of all the people refusing to use prophylactics (damn you, religion!), Too Much
is more than just a photo series; it’s a sociological critique.
But not all of Prague-based Dany Peschl’s photographs are cut to the bone with social commentary. Want candid, naturally lit, and retro-tinged fashion shots with some nudity thrown in for good measure? Got it. Studio lit concept photos? Yup. And versatile as he is, a sense of isolation — of being a lonely observer who just doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the crowd — is the thread that ties it all together. Well, besides the always perfect way his photos turn out. And if it makes you feel a tad uncomfortable, that’s ’cause it’s supposed to. Hey, it’s art, right?
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