Home, Transit

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Most of my images are produced away from home in the “field”, as anthropologists say. Home, Transit is my effort to take the ethnographic gaze back to the places I live and work. In the field, I use the camera as a tool to familiarise myself with a place, to wrap my head around a situation. Back home I use the camera to regain a distance to the all-to familiar. Over the past decade I have lived in Switzerland, England, Tibet, and Singapore, and I have been on the move for much of the time in between. Being home and being in transit have become blurred categories. The images and stories in this theme explore this misty territory.

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05 May 2017

Insurance Terror

Juggling Worlds in Jackson Heights

Home, Transit | Walung, New York, insurance, Sherpa, community


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04 January 2015

Steppe Motel

Tea and dinner in the Kazakh steppe.

Home, Transit | Kazakhstan, road, steppe, hotel


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21 November 2014

Caspian Crossing

Steaks from Paraguay for the Kazakh middle class.

Home, Transit | globalisation, logistics, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Caspian Sea


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22 October 2014

The Aral Sea

Fishermen instead of rusting hulks.

Home, Transit | Aral Sea, ecology, fish, desert, sand, making images


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07 September 2014

Caravans, retired

Affordable vacation homes at the beach.

Home, Transit | Greece, caravan, beach, camping, tourism


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11 June 2014

Fairytale

As real as it gets.

Home, Transit | Kyrgyzstan, making images, Issyk Kul


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31 May 2014

Kumys and a Bath

A herder’s camp in the Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan

Home, Transit | Kyrgyzstan, Tien Shan, pastoralism, horses, kumys


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26 March 2014

Void

Pale winter light and an empty city.

Home, Transit | Munich, light, Europe, city, winter, empty


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07 January 2014

Chläus

New Year's Eve in Hundwil, Switzerland.

Home, Transit | Hundwil, Switzerland, ritual, meaning, being, spirits


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25 October 2013

Moon over Munich

Stuck between city and suburbia.

Home, Transit | Munich, train, moon, snow


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22 July 2013

Cholpon Ata

Beach life and snow mountains at the shores of lake Issyk Kul.

Home, Transit | Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, Tien Shan, tourism


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08 July 2013

Last Year's Play

Change at different speeds in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Home, Transit | change, midsummer, Russia, Saint Petersburg, traces


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28 June 2013

Akademicheskaya

A juncture of disjunctures, synchronised by a thunderstorm.

Home, Transit | disjuncture, juncture, metro, midsummer, pace, Saint Petersburg, veteran


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12 May 2013

Hundwil

An explosion of green and repeating images of home.

Home, Transit | Appenzell, church, cows, grass, green, home, Hundwil, milk, Switzerland


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07 March 2013

The Lake

A world on water and a happy traveller.

Home, Transit | Burma, Inle Lake, market, tourism, water


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19 February 2013

Nameless Ritual

Daily encounters at sunset in the plains of Bagan.

Home, Transit | Bagan, Buddhism, Burma, making images, ritual, tourism, travel


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07 February 2013

The Caravansary

Little has changed at Khaosan Road, Bangkok.

Home, Transit | banana-pancake trail, Khaosan Road, Thailand, transit, travel


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25 January 2013

Apo Is.

An evening hour of wild games on a small strip of sand.

Home, Transit | Apo, diving, fishing, Negros, Philippines, remittances, turtles


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03 January 2013

Abbots of Little Unreason

A new look at last winter’s Christmas.

Home, Transit | Christmas, meaning and being, reason, ritual, Singapore


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22 October 2012

Pandora City

Visions of a more potent, more stunning, and less messy incarnation of Singapore’s tropical nature.

Home, Transit | avatar, capitalism, cosumption, nature, Singapore


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05 October 2012

After the Rain

Small things I encounter everyday on my way through the Botanic Gardens.

Home, Transit | Botanic Gardens, making images, Singapore


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15 August 2012

Footpath to Biopolis

Across the jungle between our housing block and Singapore’s incorporated vision of a bio-future.

Home, Transit | Biopolis, housing, jungle, life sciences, Singapore


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03 July 2012

Forest of Signs

An abandoned graveyard and a boisterous yet silent struggle over space, meaning, and memory.

Home, Transit | cemetery, memory, Singapore, space


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23 May 2012

Ghosts and Other Mysteries

Hungry spirits, rusty oil barrels and awkward disks on top of our housing block in Singapore.

Home, Transit | housing, Singapore, spirits, religion


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