Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty

This photo series by professional photographer Chris Jordan is called “Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption” and is all about the dumps and piles of our mass consumption. Capturing the pure magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment is what this is all about and the photos that show it really are an intolerable beauty…

 


Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty


 

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Gas Cylinders

10 – Gas Cylinders
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Once all the gas has been used most of them are recycled, but the rest of them that are too old and broken could well end up in this dump.

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Steel Drums

9 – Steel Drums
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On their own, they might look like a sadly bit of waste that no-one wants to see. But in a stockpile suddenly all the colours seem to come to life, including all the different shades of blue!

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Truck Chassis

8 – Truck Chassis
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If you ever need to get something delivered by freight then this has to be the place to come because it flat bead trailers as far as the human eye can see!

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Cars

7 – Cars
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There are junkyards full of cars all over the world, but I have never seen so many in one place, in one stack before. It looks like an Ikea warehouse!

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Broken Glass

6 – Glass
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You certainly wouldn’t want to walk across it in bare feet. But there is definitely a certain beauty about it.

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Cigarette Butts

5 – Cigarette Butts
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If it wasn’t something so horrible it would make for a perfect texture to something. Imagine how much nicotine is swarming around here!

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Spent Bullet Casings

4 – Spent Bullet Casings
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I am pretty sure that all these will be recycled and turned into something else, but there really is far too many bullet casings there.

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Circuit Boards

3 – Circuit Boards
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They might mostly be green, but that odd splash of colour makes this stockpile almost hypnotic to look at! Surely these must have some sort of recycling aspect!?

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of PC Hard Drives

2 – Hard Drives
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They once saved a load of people’s happy memories, and when they get chucked away from are far removed from everyone’s memory. A sad end to such a loyal device

Top 10 Sickening Examples of Intolerable Beauty
Stockpile of Mobile Phones

1 – Mobile phones
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This stockpile of mobile phones in Atlanta is not smart in any way. Ever wondered where all the old style cell phones ended up? Well, it is right here.

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