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
This book won the First Photobook Award 2013, but for our taste, the images are too self-consciously "artistic" without much to engage either intellect or emotions.
A retrospective exhibition in Paris celebrates the multi-talented artist who escaped a Nazi concentration camp and went on to find success in fashion photography and lots more.