In a disturbing photo series, Mark Harless put naked people in transparent plastic bags and positioned them in untouched outdoor landscapes. Entitled Fertilizer, the collection began with the concept of putting people in bags, and the reasoning came afterwards.
Despite the unsettling quality of the captures, the visually stimulating shots had a peaceful element to them. After examining the imagery, Mark Harless told Ignant he began to think about life and death. The artist aptly explained his line of thought: "After we die our bodies will decompose and the plants and animals will feed off of us in the same fashion a bag of fertilizer would."
Specializing in fine art and fashion, the photographer is based out of Madison, Alabama.
In Fertilizer Mark Harless Photographs Unsettling Nude People in the Earth
1. Transparent Bagged Body Art - Opportunity for artists to explore unconventional mediums and challenge societal norms through the creation of visually striking and thought-provoking artwork using transparent bags and the human body.
2. Exploring Life and Death - Exploration of the concept of life and death through art, photography, and other creative mediums, sparking philosophical discussions and contemplations.
3. Sustainable Decomposition Practices - Opportunity for eco-friendly innovation in the field of decomposition and fertilizer production, finding ways to utilize human bodies in a sustainable manner after death.
1. Fine Art - Fine artists can push boundaries and introduce unconventional materials and mediums into their work to create captivating and thought-provoking pieces.
2. Fashion and Photography - Fashion photographers and designers can explore new concepts and storytelling techniques that challenge societal norms and spark conversations.
3. Eco-friendly and Agricultural Industries - Innovations in the field of sustainable decomposition and fertilizer production can lead to eco-friendly practices and more efficient use of resources in agriculture.