Mirage, 2014

inkjet print, 120 x 150 inch

Mirage was taken by a 8 x 10 large format view camera. By horizontally and vertically mirroring one photo together, I aim to create a large scale specular landscape. The view camera enables this work to be rich in great details. By close examination one can see individual windows, curtains, pipes, fences, balconies of the buildings... Meanwhile, when the viewer takes a step back to look at this work from a distance, the repeated images become a “mirage” and create a visual puzzle that elevates this mundane world above the earthy ground, which contradicts the previous sense of ‘the real’ .