Often times we marvel at the utilitarian artifacts left behind by ancient empires and societies, but rarely give our modern equivalents any significant scrutiny, discarding them without a thought. We are conditioned to find a certain type of imagery beautiful, but the items I choose to photograph are smashed, broken and often in some stage of decomposition. These objects, in many ways, are us. They speak to our most basic needs for food, love, lust and leisure. They are the cultural talismans from our contemporary world and tell stories about our identity as a society.