From Chris Jordan‘s website:
This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. […]This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed photographic prints assembled from tens-of-thousands of smaller images. The series is still in its early stages, and new images will be posted as they are completed.
And this is what it means:
“Cans Seurat, 2007
Digital C print, 6×7 feet
Depicting 106,000 aluminum cans, equal to the number of cans consumed in the US every thirty seconds.”
“At full size”
Chris Jordan has other equally amazing photos based on statistics on his site. Worth the visit.