works by Ollie Wagner & Erin Ives
The objective of these photos is to explore the themes of stylized violence, lust and danger that we are exposed to through various forms of media in modern day society. These photos also look at the concept of membership and social identity as expressed in the group dynamics of various counter cultural groups. The photos were taken on sets with models using movie props in order to achieve the same effect we witness in our day-to-day lives through television, movies and magazines. We feel that these images speak to the nature of the violence both real and imagined that we are exposed to in everyday life.