The perfect holiday II

Part II in "The perfect holiday" series

I’m a big fan of staged photography. Arriving at an inspiring location. Taking position. Framing. Setting up lights. Taking time to fine-tune the complete scene to the last detail. Then finally, pressing that button. The flashes fire and for a moment shorter than a millisecond your fantasy comes to life. At the same time that moment is immortalized by the camera. Voilá, an addictive formula: the possibility of making reality from the picture in your head. Bringing fantasies to life!

My favorites are deceptive photos. Photos with a different story than what seems on first sight. Photos that look idyllic, but raise questions when studied further. Then you might discover that perhaps the very same photo is not so idyllic after all…

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