Woman Fakes A Trip to Southeast Asia

"I combined the two things I love most: photo manipulation and traveling.

Before my graduation project, I traveled to Australia to do research about “the tourist gaze”: how people from abroad look at an environment in a totally different way than locals. Most tourists are experiencing their trip through the lens of their camera, which blocks them from reality. We are always looking for those picture-perfect moments. So that’s why we filter what we show on social media (in this case only the holiday photos of sunny days, spectacular moments) and even put filters over them to make them look more beautiful. Together we create some sort of ideal world online which reality can no longer meet. So I decided I wanted to do this experiment to show the people around me how it feels to believe in a false reality."

Read an interview in The Washington Post with her here.