'if it keeps up, man will atrophy all his
limbs but the push button finger.'
-frank lloyd wright
Atrophy is defined as ‘the degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse.’ Inspired by the incredible and sometimes frightening urgency for change in our world, Hazart envisioned a photo series which would characterize their feelings concerning certain socio-political topics. The character of Atrophy Annie is neither a single person nor idea; rather she is a physical manifestation of ideas and issues that are affecting our world. The messages and opinions expressed in the photo series are at points blunt and direct while others prove more ambiguous and layered, but they all seek to display the ways in which our world is decaying.
The Atrophy Annie project was shot on medium format film, using minimal flash lighting. Three models appear multiple times in the twenty one frames. The project was shot entirely at one location in twelve hours with no digital effects.