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Sacred & Mundane

Self-Portrait as Revealed by Trash

Published in the September/October 2007 issue of Orion magazine

For 365 days, every time Tim Gaudreau threw something away he photographed it. Gaudreau, who recycles and considers himself ecologically conscious, limited what he bought and didn’t participate in any of the traditional consumer holidays. Everything photographed was his average, daily consumption. And most of it was food packaging. As the project revealed his consumer habits, it changed his behavior. “The daily coffee cup adds up,” he says.

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