Alexanna Alvarado’s photographs are digital color images that capture landscapes, objects, and people. Current landscape work focuses on areas affected by the disposable culture of our materialist society. The series includes twelve diptych photographs of both natural and urban scenery that were paired based on compositional elements and narrative qualities. Alvarado’s object works are still life photographs of abandoned shopping carts. The Shopping Cart Project started as a way to document these forgotten tools of commerce and provide a little humor for the viewer. The archive now includes 200 cart images and is growing daily. Alvarado’s homeless portrait work includes candid and posed images of unhoused people living in city environments. The fascination with the unhoused began when Alvarado noticed an influx of people moving into areas near her home at Coyote Creek in downtown San Jose.