Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Fake Holidays.

Fake Holidays. Photographs by Reiner Riedler. Text by Bill Kouwenhoven and Jens Lindworsky. moser verlag, 2009. 144 pp., 56 illustrations.

'Fake Holidays' is a photo book capturing the world's "artificial paradises" and its absurdities - such as indoor skiing in Dubai, Tropical Islands in Berlin-Brandenburg and Niagara Falls in China.

This book seems slightly odd (or perhaps lost in translation at times), but I do find the imagery really inspiring in a sci-fi dreamlike absurdity kind of way.

You can also read George Slade's review of 'Fake Holidays' in photo-eye magazine here.

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