Chris Girard, Shampoo, Photo on 8×10″ Matte Paper
Instant recognition of bright, showy colors propels the viewer into a voyeuristic tour of consumer culture. In Shampoo, a telephoto lens extracts an image of misty, warm-colored shapes, seemingly lifted from the personal hygiene aisle of a grocery store. This trio of visually vague, but subconsciously unmistakable, commercial products fades into a pop art fog, transforming the banal into the exotic.
Shampoo‘s line-up of plastic bottles features gradients of minimalist shapes and contours of mass-produced goods, and is printed beautifully on 8×10″ matte paper.