Next time you're down in the dumps, you can find a little sympathy in this creative set by photographer Jamie Campbell. Called Beasts of Burden
, it tells the tale of depressed mascots whose motivations have been zapped.
"I was interested in the concept of burden," the Montreal, Canada-based photographer says. "Burden can be carried; it has a particular weight - yet it isn’t a tangible thing. I wanted to attempt, visually, to make burden tangible. I was referring to my own burden, or the things I would describe as heavy, but on a real world scale those things or problems were so insignificant. They were so so small. This is how the mascot heads made their way into the project. I needed something large, heavy looking, but also something comical. In the end the project is really just making fun of what I consider to be my problems or my burden. It is a satire on my constructed melodrama."
Just who are the people inside those huge heads? Campbell tells us they range from his oldest friends to his fellow photographers.