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Poverty of the mind (finally back on Flickr!) | by Adam Foster Photography
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Poverty of the mind (finally back on Flickr!)

Finally university is coming to an end and I have some time to upload photos! Can't belive its been so long... I am catching up on everything I missed over the last few months from all my Flickr buddies and have got my pro account back.


This image is from a online social experiment titled 'Poverty of the Mind’ to raise awareness and offer support to people with mind poverty. All the images in the series use a minimal and saturated style manipulated to look like scenes from an office workers bad day. The style is consistent throughout the series. The expressions and negative body language of the main subject helps to show his state of mind and feelings about his current work situation.


Real life content from the social networking site Twitter has been dynamically overlaid onto the images to give a narrative and help people connect with the subject. I added icons to add extra value to the images and re-enforce his thoughts in a quirky way.


Filler images and lines have been used to connect the series and keep the flow between them. A few common themes including time and repetitiveness are also used to connect the images.


I have kept the project simple and focused on a story in an attempt to raise awareness of what can be a tragic situation for those involved, I hope people can draw something positive from my project either on a creative level or a reminder to peruse their happiness and not to get stuck in a job they don’t like.

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Taken on April 3, 2009