The first and featured image is paired with an insidious quote from Forbes Magazine; it highlights contradictions that inhere in capitalist consumer society.

In Barcelona, a gypsy woman holds a cup for alms in her hand, but can't get her foot in the door. Meanwhile, in Beverly Hills, a guard watches the goods in a chic open-air store with clenched fists.

These themes have pervaded my photographs since the 1970s.