Beautiful waste - the photography of Chris Jordan

How do you bring statistics to life? Especially when the numbers are so big as to feel meaningless.

Chris Jordan uses photography to illustrate what I’d call the statistics of waste. As he points out, the works are large and should be seen directly, however, you can get a sense of the scale from his website.

Check out “Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait“.

Thanks to Rosie Kaplan for alerting me to this.

3 Responses to “Beautiful waste - the photography of Chris Jordan”

  1. Peter Says:

    Very good.

    It’s a pity that the waste of money brains and time (there’s your WOMBAT) perpetuated in the majority of organisations’ processes can’t be captured in a similar manner.

    Perhaps then organisations would realise that simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex, intelligent behaviour.

    The inverse is true; complex rules and regulations give rise to simple, stupid behaviour.

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