Beasts of Burden (5 photos)

Next time you’re down in the dumps, you can find a little sympathy in this creative set by photographer Jamie Campbell. Called Beasts of Burden, it tells the tale of depressed mascots whose motivations have been zapped. “I was interested in the concept of burden,” the Montreal, Canada-based photographer says. “Burden can be carried; it has a particular weight – yet it isn't a tangible thing. I wanted to attempt, visually, to make burden tangible. I was referring to my own burden, or the things I would describe as heavy, but on a real world scale those things or problems were so insignificant. They were so so small. This is how the mascot heads made their way into the project. I needed something large, heavy looking, but also something comical. In the end the project is really just making fun of what I consider to be my problems or my burden. It is a satire on my constructed melodrama.”

Just who are the people inside those huge heads? Campbell tells us they range from his oldest friends to his fellow photographers. Jamie Campbell



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