"American Tradition" series featured by Lenscratch / by sarah weeden

The day after Christmas the American Tradition series was published in an article on the Lenscratch website. Aline Smithson wrote a summary of the work and featured ten photos. Much appreciation to Lenscratch for this publication! Read the article on the Lenscratch website here

I’ve always found the before and after affects of the holidays to be depressing. There is something very off about shopping for Christmas decorations in August and something alarming about how quickly each holiday is discarded in order to move on to the next. In the case of living products that are grown for holiday consumption, ie pumpkins or turkeys, the idea is even more troubling. Photographer Sarah Weeden has been chronicling the consumer cycles of the Christmas Tree by capturing the discarded carcasses of these large beautiful living things. Shot at night, her photographs are like Noir who-done-it stories, small crimes that will disappear with early morning sounds of the garbage truck.
— Aline Smithson