Earl Wan: Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

In the series entitled “Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay”, Hong Kong based photographer Earl Wan explores how man in today’s society is slowly degraded by consumerism, convenience, status and materialism.

The series presents the causes, and also highlights the effects of this state of blindness, as in a trance, reflecting the worship of money and obsession with wealth, the unsettling desire for more, the lavishness, the depression, the masks used for social acceptance, as well as the dependence on TV and technology.

It is a dark, harsh, yet powerful image of what people value nowadays. And perhaps the strongest visual suggestion lies in the eyes of the models, as if they have irretrievably lost their souls.

Earl Wan - Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

Modern Evolution Is a Decadent Decay

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All images © Earl Wan

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