Stock Photos: Photos by Strangexperiments Studio
Photos of adolescent youths in their rooms looking out the window but the scenery outside is replaced by found images online with the "stock photo" watermark. The series explores the feeling of wanting to be somewhere, away from the comforts of home, and escaping from familiar surroundings.
This series explores how one’s extreme familiarity with his environment can actually become a psychological entrapment. Singapore is so small that as Singaporeans, there is a dearth of novelty or “strangeness” in our surroundings. It also explores how the Internet is then a medium in which Singaporean youths escape or perceive the world beyond. But the irony is that this dream is nonetheless, an artificial construct. But what is most revealing is how the Internet keeps us within a search bubble, constructing the way we perceive the world. And this images appropriated online are not representative of the places. This reveals the incongruity between what is actual and what is being represented, and how the image is simply a projection.Strangexperiments Studio are Allysa Sing and Benjamin Ziggy Lee, both photographers and filmmakers.