It’s not hard for us to relate to this series of ‘annoying’ things by Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson. We’ve all had our share of sub-par roommates in the past. You know the ones—the roommates who eat the last of the peanut butter and then have the nerve to put it back in the pantry. The roommates who can’t replace a toilet paper roll to save their life, or the ones who “borrow” your toothpaste everyday just to leave it a disgusting mess. The list goes on, naturally. For our many universal pet peeves, there’s finally a visual we can all appreciate, thanks to Peterson who shines the spotlight on them in a clever series simply titled Annoying.
With an impeccable eye for detail, Peterson has a knack for rendering the object as concept when it comes to making something out of nothing. His ability to make an object more interesting than it actually is has garnered high praise in the commercial world of advertising and product photography, and he has worked with clients like Titleist and Jack Daniels. He is ranked 8th in the USA for number of campaigns published in Lürzer’s Archive in the last five years, and 30th in the world.
Original and artfully executed, Annoying turns the banal into something to chuckle about, and lucky for us there’s more in the works as Peterson continues his quest to unveil the things that bother us.