Jason “Giblin” Hindley’s “Discarded Christmas”

Ah, the plight of the Christmas tree. The poor thing begins the holidays as an object of fascination and ends up ditched on the curb as soon as we’ve had our fun. It’s almost like the life of a reality-TV star, when you think about it…

In the Christmas of 2001, London-based photographer Jason “Giblin” Hindley noticed so many discarded trees on the streets of Islington that he felt compelled to document them. He then collaborated on a book of his tree photos with his friend Micah Walker, who was a creative director at Fallon at the time.

Though the photos are more than 10 years old, they still stand up, so to speak. Photoby—Jason’s agents in Poland—used them as their New Year’s card this year. Here are
seven of Jason’s favorites from his series. It’s nice to know that the trees are being appreciated long after their lights have gone dim.

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Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

Photo by Jason "Giblin" Hindley, from the series "Discarded Christmas."

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Here’s a quick look at Jason and Micah’s book, Discarded Christmas, which they produced in 2004. You can also view it online at http://www.jasonhindley.com/archive/index.php.

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  1. [...] sort of like portraits of cars,” explains Jason, whose other personal projects include a series on discarded Christmas trees. “I wanted to photograph automobiles in the same way I approach my many other subjects: [...]

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