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Conceptual Photo : Primitive vs Modern

In this series, I produce multilayered photomontages from my street images, raising the question of how much our modern-day thoughts and actions have changed from age-old instincts and modes of behavior of our species, whether it's the need to believe in the existence and immortality of the soul, the struggle to affirm our individuality under pressure from the tribe, or our subliminal subjugation to our desires.

In my photomontages, I add extra layers of time and space to my street photos by superimposing multiple images. Immediacy & candidness are preserved, but visual unity is disturbed and storytelling is abandoned.

The end product is a re-composed image, more stimulating, more dynamic, serving a new and more expansive meaning, which goes way beyond the moment.

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