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King of Junk photo series by visual artist Marplondon

According to visual artist Marplondon, ‘everyone shares the same bottomless fascination of anything sugar-coated’ or bought from a fast food outlet. Meaning, it gives them status and makes them feel like royalty, but in reality, says Marplondon, they are ‘junkies of modern consumption and self-imagery.’ Using hip hop as a style reference, Marplondon celebrates status, rank order and investigates how all of this ‘glorifies bling and big ego, while at the same time claiming to be rebellious.’

Marplondon (Marianne) is a visual artist based in London, using photography as the main medium for her artwork in ‘exploring its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression.’

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King of Junk
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King of Junk
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King of Junk

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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