MAT CHACON

PHOTOGRAPHER
/VISUAL STORYTELLER

GRAFFITI & POP ART

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I've painted large canvases of my own conflict photography images with graffiti in what is known as “street tagging.” This is my social commentary of how we consume visceral imagery in the modern age of information overload. We've become a visual society with people taking more photographs than ever before in human history. However, we mostly experience the world through flat images that encourage us to make immediate, emotional judgements about whether or not we like what we see. We are training our brains to swipe left or right as we seek out instant gratification. 

 

We've become entirely too self-important and have forgotten how to focus and be thoughtful... how to be intellectually honest, and emotionally truthful. 
 

We can do better.