Amazon currently ships an average of 608 million packages each year, which equates to 1,600,000 parcels a day. It is thought that there are could be as many as two billion parking spaces in the USA alone. There are an estimated 10 million factories in the world. Alex Lysakowski (b. 1990) is a Canadian photographer exploring transitional spaces between reality and fiction. Through photo manipulation, he creates a world of the uncanny and absurd. The Antistructure series critiques an age of mass production. These digitally enhanced images exaggerate structural forms, casting them within empty, banal spaces. Corrugated iron extends upwards into the sky in maze-like forms. Lysakowski stretches the exteriors of trucks, storage units, hotels and shipping containers, amplifying the space that industry takes up within our lives. These hyperbolic images express the overwhelming presence of consumerism in the 21st century.
Lead and Featured Images: Alex Lysakowski, from the series Antistructure.