The pile of needles drew me to the center of the photo, to the mess of needles. It was visceral.
Scale: micro, with description then also macro
My sight is first pulled to the single syringe on the top and in the middle of the image. I then notice the jumble underneath.
I consider this image "ethnographic" within the context of the added critical commentary. I would add information about how/when/who took the photo.
Outcomes of anti-community health.
The image is made up of almost all plastic materials except the needle which is not visible. Additionally, all the syringes are empty. This it reminds me of modernity's false promise of individualism. The used syringes are empty and in their collective pile within the orange box point to the social disarray produced by a medical apparatus that individualizes health, addiction, and safety.
The messiness of the needles shows an overwhelming toxicity. The way the box is cut off and how it is turned in the photo stop me from having any sense of stability in the image.
Voyeur, out of context, questioning.