Photography is teaching me to not just look but observe, so enhancing my sense of seeing. Looking at pictures reveals previously unseen details and connections, so gives me a better understanding of life. Being out on the streets makes me interact with people I don’t know, so gives me a deeper sense of living.
[ berlin June 2019 ]
urban dystopia (ongoing series)
Urban Dystopia reveals a growingly detached society. The project reflects the preposition that modern society is in a continuous state of detachment, and, as such, shows scenes of desolation and mirrors feelings of emptiness.
The second edition, which is a more graphical revision or a re-interpretation can be found here.
Currently the third edition is in the works and can be found here.
Read more in my blogpost about the making of Urban Dystopia.
As I passed by the window of a nearby bar I saw this girl sunken in thoughts. I was struck by the mirror-image in the back, that seemed like a ghost-image of the girl's inner thoughts. The girl was probably working. She did not seem to notice me while I was bringing the camera to my eye. But her ghost-image looked at me with intense curiosity. Only after I took the picture the girl quickly glanced before shying away again. It was then that I realized that she had observed me all the time through her ghost-image, and that I had met her before.
From the series Nightdrifters