Man overboard

Excess (n.) The state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient.

Not long ago I started collecting images of excessive things. Here are a few that I think are particularly striking.

Terry Bozzio’s drumkit

Carbon fiber dog bowl

Million dollar monophonic speaker

Kitchen island made of Legos

Giant motorcycle

These are all extreme examples, but the line between luxury and excess, between premium and ridiculous can be a thin one, and is ever-shifting.

Artist Chris Jordan conducts a serious exploration of excess and its consequences in his photographic series Running the Numbers and Running the Numbers II.


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