I’m apathetic to politics and the world doesn’t benefit from people like me. Which is why I admire Mike Campau’s approach to expressing his political views on the USA. He has melded CGI elements with live photography to create a series of expressive imagery that reflects his own political views regarding the USA.
In his own words:
I never talk politics on social media (or even with friends) as it usually leads to a heated discussion, hurt feelings, and a few “F” bombs. So, I decided to convey my thoughts through images. Whether you are liberal or conservative, we can all agree there are some major problems facing our country right now. Everything from government corruption, broken justice system, religion (or lack there of), poor diet and nutrition, the shock value “look at me” YouTube generation, and how we have all become desensitized and almost apathetic in our response to hate crimes and mass shootings. I’m not here to get on a soap box and say who is right or wrong, but to invoke a sense of urgency to make a change before it’s beyond repair.
The images use a visual metaphor of a living tree being cut down, disassembled into logs, and
burned to the point where it has little to no value
(photography + CGI)
**Project UPDATE (11/19/15)
With recent disputes over refugees across the globe, I felt the need to visually express this issue by adding another image to the series. Whether you are for or against the acceptance of refugees into the United States, there are visual metaphors for both sides to embrace.
Mike Campau is a USA based graphic designer who loves to create something from nothing. He has over 20 years of experience in creating powerful imagery for high profile agencies and large brands.