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
These eery portraits double their subject and weave together beings with their own image. Each photo questions our comfortable notions of identity and fills the very idea with smoke—rendering our own perceptions stranger and realer at the same time...
How will you die? Where will you end up in 20 years? What's in your future? Inventive and brave photographer Phil Toledano decided to face his fear of his own mortality and imagine what his fate might hold.