Pictures of People Taking Pictures of Pictures
I visited Art Basel in Hong Kong a few weeks ago and was overwhelmed by the number of tourists photographing the pieces of art, so I decided to get out a camera and create a kind of picture-within-a-picture-within-a-picture.
I visited Art Basel in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, and the number of 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 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.
- Art Basel
- Social Media
- art fairs
- Hong Kong
- Vice Blog
- digital cameras
- sharing photos
- Pictures of People Taking Pictures of Pictures
- wow that made my head hurt
- Carsten Recksik
- shit you could probably write a grad school paper on