As a foreigner in Asia, the intensity of urban life is a confronting experience; social and cultural distinctions attribute to a sense of disorientation. The shift in the customs, the order and the function of society not only make one feel alien; often you are observed as one in turn.
The landscape is largely infiltrated with countless urban constructions with large masses of people moving in and around them; going about their daily lives. Eventually, one begins to identify familiarity in the exotic – Patterns in human behaviour and in the social landscape, where one discovers the extents of westernisation – mass consumption, popular culture and architecture.
Outlander is a curious observation of the urban South Korean landscape from the eyes of a foreigner. The photographs explore not only the vibrant eccentricities unique to this society, they examine influences of social, cultural and environmental paradigms in this particular place and time.
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