the other half

the other half is a look behind the often closed-door gatherings and activities of wealth, or perceived wealth, in america.

the following photographs were taken beginning in august 2008, as rumors of an impending recession quickly became reality. the project explores a juxtaposing side of life elevated off (so-called) “main street.”

perhaps insulated from financial uncertainty, it is another world: ostentatious attire, unconventional gestures, objects of gratification, and sometimes even surreal landscapes and settings.