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Pictures of People Taking Pictures of Pictures

Things got a little too postmodern at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

I visited Art Basel in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, and the number of art fair tourists photographing the pieces of art overwhelmed me. Sharing images on social media is a phenomenon we’ve all grown used to by now, but in Hong Kong, it seemed that art was only looked at through the lens of a camera.

This series of, originally, 36 images shot with an 1980s analogue Canon A1 is my own attempt at making a picture-within-a-picture-within-a-picture. I also hope it helps me get over that whole experience a little.


See the rest of the series and more of Carsten's work here.

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