Disposable Hold

Zach Slootsky

Zach Slootsky’s multimedia installation examines the ephemerality of beauty and celebrity in a thousand-channel culture, where media is consumed and inherently disposable. His series of event portraits portray moments of debauchery and excess, celebrating the energy of the moment. The presence of the camera modifies the situation it is meant to preserve. The resulting images posted on the web, reveal moments in our lives that only the camera can capture. For the past seven years, Slootsky’s photos have punctuated the collective memory of Toronto’s parties. With his website, Take More Photos, Slootsky actively contributes to the media junk pile.