Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish high art photography from commercial photography, especially when both use elaborate sets and staging. With this guy, though, the mind flips over to understand the context in about 4.5 Canadian seconds. (Dempsters doesn’t usually commission ads where the primary tone is alienation.)
Anyway, I’m sure the artist sometimes wonders whether all the effort is worth it for one image. Dude, let me tell you, it is. Huge freaking thank you. Love your work.