In my work I am often exploring artificially contrived settlements. Places that appear as something they are not, modern Potemkin villages you might call them. I focus mainly on the facades of these places to reveal them as pictorialized stereotypes. My subjects are already images, formed after our perceptions.
A four star hotel in the heart of South Africa allows wealthy visitors to experience the "quaint" lifestyle of township poverty in a theme park that looks like a group of tin shacks in the wild — with air conditioning and wifi.