BUDDIES

photography

they are the human face

of technology

a presence

a wink

a benevolent reminder

of our techno-human nature

they are our buddies

they are everywhere

I see buddies as hybrid creatures, half industrial, half totemic. They are a metaphor for the best we have in us: the ingenuity of human-the-inventor and the imagination of human-the-storyteller.

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In the spirit of the Easter Island statues, giant buddies tower over the landscape, like here at the Artificial Mythology exhibition in the Donjon de Vez (France) in 2012.

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Buddies - 96 pages - 102 color photos - Entangled Books 2009