Created equal; photographed separately.
April 30, 2013 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Created Equal is a photo project created by photographer Mark Laita in which he focuses on the contrasts between people, the lives and cultures through black and white portraits of different people. Some images possibly NSFW.
posted by orange swan (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
They get much better as they go along when it's more "biker gang vs. liturgical gang" and "polygamist vs pimp" and less "wwwwwoaaaaah there are both skinny models and old fat dudes in the world?"
posted by cmoj at 10:04 AM on April 30, 2013

Some bordered on being cheap shots or patently obvious but I did enjoy this, this and this...
posted by jim in austin at 10:08 AM on April 30, 2013

Yes, Mariachi/Elvises (Elvii?) for the win.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:03 AM on April 30, 2013

I know some people on the blue get their pants in a twist with side scrolling web sites but Mark's presentation of the images on his site is worth checking out for the context he gives for each diptych.
posted by photoslob at 11:54 AM on April 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thank you photoslob, that does help with some of less obvious pairings.
posted by agatha_magatha at 1:00 PM on April 30, 2013

The first time you see it, it's clever. But on secondary review, it comes off as heavy-handed, especially the Marine and the wounded veteran.

But the Astronaut and alien abductee was inspired.
posted by dfm500 at 6:31 PM on April 30, 2013

I find it legitimately funny that he put two glamor models, a ballerina, a heavily tattooed fellow, and a black youth with a boombox alongside a series of relatively nondescript fatties. You seem preoccupied, artist.

Definitely helped by context, thanks, photoslob!
posted by emperor.seamus at 7:08 PM on April 30, 2013

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