I am a tourist.
Truth be told, for a long time, I was convinced I wasn't. I was rather thinking of myself as a traveller, a wanderer, sometimes even an adventurer.
I was traveling around the world, being judgmental of my fellow travelers, photographing them and thinking I was ’different’. Eventually, I came to realize that I wasn’t, that we are all somebody’s tourist, incurably so.
The way we travel and visit places probably has a lot to say about who we are and where we are headed to, as a society.
Commercialism, digitalization, globalization, standardization, conformism, individualism, connectivity, dematerialization, instantaneity, ubiquity: tourism can be seen as a mirror of our times.
Tell me how you travel and I will tell you who you are.
These photographs are my vision and my experience of it. My "anti-postcard", if you will. So welcome aboard.