Cassio Vasconcellos' 'Collectives' Series Exaggerates Traffic

By: Joey Haar - Sep 7, 2016
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Brazilian photographer Cassio Vasconcellos is interested in exploring how a rapidly growing population can have an impact on how people exist near and around one another during both work and leisure. His 'Collectives' series comments on this idea of overpopulation in a way that is both intricately fascinating and claustrophobically terrifying.

Cassio Vasconcellos' series, shot between 2008 and 2014, depicts bird's-eye-view shots of various high-traffic areas. The locations photographed include an airport, a highway, a beach, a ski hill and more. The connecting principle between all these images is their densely packed frames, with entropic dispersions of people and machines that emphasize the vast scale of humanity.

Though the images are edited to exaggerate their chaos, the commentary about overpopulation remains.