This image was part of a 6 piece photo essay that became a kind of social experiment at hate.codefor.com titled Poverty of the Mind.
A project for university exploring the impact visual media can have on raising awareness of less known cultural issues in our society. I chose Poverty of the Mind as an issue and created a story of a business man who for whatever reason is unable to peruse his happiness and becomes trapped in a job he is clearly unhappy with!
Thanks to Lewis for being my model for the day! His expression in this photo was not acting, I think he just really didn't like being in front of the camera for a change (he’s also a photographer), hehe.
*Update: Made Flickr explore May 15, 2009 - #343