Lucas Folgia & Richard Masrich
Helbig's photographs were primarily aerial shots, contextually showing the results of human activity. Folgia & Masrich take a different approach. There photographs are to the ground and at human level. I feel this technical approach makes them feel more relatable. As this is the typical view that humans would see, its familiar. Folgia's Photograph & Masrich's Photograph, both photograph how humans not only treat nature, but also there own homes.
Firstly Folgia documents The American West. The life of living in a poorly economic area, where only jobs in Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Farming, and Gold are booming. I feel that unintentionally, has documented also how humans treat nature and there home. It feels like each photograph is a piece of evidence of the Anthropocene. The photograph of the cow sums up how we view other species, we exploit theres for our gain. Farming the land as the old man is doing, is a small scale of what happens on a much larger scale; farming on a mass production scale with extremely harmful techniques to the environment. The last photo to the right, as well as Masrich's clearly shows our carelessness as a society about how we treat our home. Although this is literally someones home, conceptually the home to me represents earth as our home.