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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.

Carsten Recksik

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.