I have been shooting discarded Christmas Trees for the past 15 years in cities across the USA that recycle curbside.  

The idea evolved from a favorite short story by Richard Brautigan “ What Are You Going to Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees” in which he describes a winter car ride in 1964, obsessively photographing castaway Christmas Trees, likening them to assassinated President John F. Kennedy and Vietnam soldiers felled in the field.

As I work on the project in a current context, I have come to see them as everything that we hope for and then set aside in the rush towards the ordinary after the magic of the season has dulled. They are modern Memento Mori of the casualties of life and its vanities, a quiet example of the commodification of creed.
 

(Leavings) XMAS TREES
AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 73 (Bronx, NY)
2019
archival pigment print
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 79 (Bronx, NY)
2019
archival pigment print
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 78 (Bronx, NY)
2019
archival pigment print
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 60 (Bronx, NY)
2019
archival pigment print
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 54 (Bronx, NY)
2019
archival pigment print
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 71 (New Rochelle, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 75 (Bronx, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 61 (Bronx, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 68 (Bronx, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 67 (Bronx, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 55 (Bronx, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 53 (Mt. Vernon, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 52 (New Rochelle, NY)
2019
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 29 (Long Beach, CA)
2008
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 47 (Oakland CA)
2010
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 24 (Torrance, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 17 (Boise, ID)
2006
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 27 (Oakland, CA)
2008
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 25 (West Hollywood, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 16 (Gardena, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 23 (Inglewood, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 19 (Compton, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 44 (Santa Cruz, CA)
2011
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 4 (Boise, ID)
2006
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 3 (Boise, ID)
2006
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 13 (Oakland, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 45 (Oakland, CA)
2010
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 33 (Oakland, CA)
2009
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 48 (Berkeley, CA)
2011
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 38 (Oakland, CA)
2010
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 49 (Los Angeles, CA)
2011
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 7 (Boise, ID)
2006
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 8 (Los Angeles, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 18 (Salt Lake City, UT)
2005
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 11 (Oakland, CA)
2007
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 39 (Oakland, CA)
2010
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AMY REGALIA (Leavings) XMAS TREES archival pigment print
Xmas Tree 46 (Berkeley, CA)
2011
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