Printing supplies will have been used massively by an artist who has unveiled his new exhibition.

Erik Kessels decided to print every single photograph uploaded to social media site flickr over a 24-hour period and the snaps are now on display at Foam in Amsterdam, reports Creative Review.

The artist explained he undertook the project because of the "overload" of images people are exposed to on a daily basis.

"This glut is in large part the result of image-sharing sites like Flickr, networking sites like Facebook and picture-based search engines," Kessels said.

He added that he believes personal pictures are being displayed openly and un-selfconsciously by the users on these kinds of websites.

Kessels noted he believes printing all the photos uploaded to flickr within 24 hours represents the feeling of drowning he experiences from this overload of images.

Pictures by several Japanese fashion photographers recently went on display as part of New York Fashion Week, which took place earlier in the year, in an exhibition sponsored by printer supplies manufacturer Ricoh.