Byron Chambers

Fashion In The Anthropocene

c-type prints, silver gelatin prints, sculpture

Directed by an inner turmoil, I engaged with my problematic conflict surrounding my desire to become a fashion photographer, starkly contrasted with my ethical conscience of not contributing to an industry that has an unsustainable environmental and social footprint. My ambivalence of facilitating unsustainable consumerism through the images I make created an inner tension. Through my subjectivity of experience, my position as a photographer and consumer enables me to address these concerns. Foregrounded through my tension, this body of work is a site of inquiry that investigates our concomitant relationship with clothing, posing ethical questions about the current state of fashion in the Anthropocene.