This series explores how one’s extreme familiarity with his environment can actually become a psychological entrapment. Singapore is so small that as Singaporeans, there is a dearth of novelty or “strangeness” in our surroundings. The series also explores how the Internet is then a medium in which Singaporean youths escape or perceive the world beyond.
The irony is that this dream is nonetheless an artificial construct. What is most revealing is how the Internet keeps us within a search bubble, constructing the way we perceive the world. Images appropriated online are not representative of the places. This reveals the incongruity between what is actual and what is being represented, and how the image is simply a projection.
— Benjamin Ziggy Lee
A discovery of wonderful old photographs, and a desire to bring those old strangers back to life in the 21st century, led to the creation of these imaginative fictional reincarnations.
reports from the Republic of Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, and the main exporter of sex slaves for the whole continent.
Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, vertebrate skeletons are objects of art, while they carry within them the traces of several billion years of evolution. Patrick Gries captures the awe and beauty of nature in his photographs of more than 250 of the smallest to the largest vertebrate.