My work "Life on Mars"
was originally meant to document the Bush era and its origins under the Clinton reign. It was therefore supposed to end with the election of Barack Obama. The presumption was that if Americans were wise enough to elect Barack Obama against all odds, we were then going to be "out of the woods." That was clearly naive, or wishful thinking on my part.
Americans carry on with their distinctive style, and "Life on Mars"
therefore carries on, as well.
This "Life on Mars 2012"
, is a special selection from the global "Life on Mars"
which in the prospect of the 2012 Presidential election, presents a summary of what America was until Barack Obama's election, and what is has become since.
The photographs are not presented here in systematic chronological order.