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peep: a series







peep:
critiques the closeness individuals feel towards celebrity via social media posts. These photographs were taken through a peephole installed within a reflective box that peers into the social media accounts of multiple celebrities.  They show glimpses of celebrity life while individuals in quarantine try to mirror these emotions to feel the leisure of celebrity.

This leisure is an unattainable microcosm surrounded by infinite dead space. No matter how much individuals wish to mirror celebrity they will not attain that leisure due in part to not only an absence of commodity, but also the worldbuilding of a legal/political economy that excludes the quarantines masses.