"Created Equal" A Series Of Although Created Equal, We Are All Different (NSFW)

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"Created Equal" A Series Of Although Created Equal, We Are All Different (NSFW)

Mark Laita started this black and white portrait project "Created Equal" that focuses on the contrasts between people, and how their lives and cultures mold them. This fine art series shows in a rather beautiful way how similar we really are and possibly the only thing that really separates us is how we view each other. "At the heart of this collection of diptychs is my desire to remind us that we are all equal, until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded us and weathered us into whom we have become".

"For over twenty years, advertising agencies worldwide have asked Mark Laita to bring his expertise, problem-solving abilities and signature style to their most important campaings. His clean, colorful, graphic photography has earned him a reputation for award inning work for clients such as Adidas, BMW, Van Cleef and Arpels, and MINI. Based in Los Angeles since 1986, Mark also maintains a studio in Manhattan for his New York clients. His grace, wit, and straightforward manner help to create a relaxed and efficient work environment that can handle all aspects of print advertising from elaborate prop building to complicated retouching. Mark's images have been featured in campaings for clients as diverse as Estee Lauder, Budweiser, Visa, and IBM. His photography was used in the introduction of Apple's iMac, iBook, G3 and subsequent campaigns for Apple products for ten years. Mark's first book, Created Equal was published by Steidl in 2010. His second book, Sea was published by Abrams in late 2011. His upcoming book, Serpentine was released in 2013. His work has been exhibited at galleries in the U.S. and Europe."

You can purchase the book HERE at amazon.
 
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I've had a tab open in my browser with something I planned on watching for the third or fourth time, and it just so happens to be Mark Laita talking about making this series. Check it out: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/events/iris-nights/beauty-cu...

Karl Filip Karlsson's picture

love it!

fantastic series!

repost?

What an amazing series!

Where's the NSFW tag in the headline?

trevor's picture

Should have a nsfw tag on headline!

since when is art nsfw? maybe it should have had a "not suitable for the conservative middle class" tag

Art is Not Safe For Work when it contains nudity that will freak out some prig or uptight HR person who sees it as they walk by your desk.

I like the series... but he really couldn't be bothered to fix the backdrops on some of these? Simple to do and would keep the bg from being a distraction.

Seriously? That's all you've got? Portraits of such rare power and humanity, and all you can do is kvetch about the backgrounds? I didn't even notice.

Epic

Sensational

incredible and inspiring.

wow... VERY COOL!

Joshua Davis's picture

This is one of the largest photo series' I've seen in a while, it must have taken AGES. Very nice! very emotional.

who cares if they were created equal or no? a psycho rapist isn't equal to a philanthrope who is saying lives of homeless people. nice photos anyway.

Aleksandar Aleksić's picture

not sure if trolling or... nevermind.

This series is SO amazing and powerful. Even though $280+ for a used copy is expensive... someday I will purchase it because it definitely seems worth it! Beautiful!

Outstanding. . Illuminating, really wonderful!