Poseidon, 2004  
Poseidon, 2004  
Ocean Waves, 2004  
Ocean Waves, 2004  
Road to Television, 2004  
Road to Television, 2004  
Underwater, 2004  
Underwater, 2004  
Mermaid Mounted, 2004  
Mermaid Mounted, 2004  
Oscars, 2004  
Oscars, 2004  
Peeping, 2004  
Peeping, 2004  
Bla, Bla, Bla, 2007  
Bla, Bla, Bla, 2007  
Ark, 2004  
Ark, 2004  
Garden, 2004  
Garden, 2004  
Ceiling Sky, 2005  
Ceiling Sky, 2005  
Corner, 2005  
Corner, 2005  
Spread, 2006  
Spread, 2006  
Ship, 2004  
Ship, 2004  
Stump, 2005  
Stump, 2005  
Rock Painting, 2005  
Rock Painting, 2005  
Circle, 2005  
Circle, 2005  
Book of Roma, 2004  
Book of Roma, 2004  
Jostle, 2004  
Jostle, 2004  
Notre Dame, 2004  
Notre Dame, 2004  
Kiss, 2004  
Kiss, 2004  
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The title of this work was appropriated from Carnival Cruise Line’s theme packages. Revealing constructs of American desire, these photographs focus on the display of artifice throughout environments of retail and entertainment. This project considers the tension between architecture and the marketing of social leisure and fantasy. The photographs collide surfaces and objects in the foreground and background to draw attention to a visual expectation and imperfection; both engineered by consumer marketing tactics and dictated by contemporary notions of identification.