He who created the original paradise, promised to restore what was lost
A deserted tropical island. A setting which is utopian. The idea of paradise on earth is one that originates back to the Bible; the Garden of Eden before the fall of men.
Paradise islands are highly desirable places. But does paradise exist ? How can we know that paradise on earth is not a fantasy, but reality ?
In this series of works I photographed man made tropical islands, created just for you, made to please. Its shows nature, which when taking a closer look, is not nature at all, it’s fake.
The hollow rocks, disintegrated in time, decaying, empty shells held up by plastic pipes, some about to collapse, are a symbol for a paradise lost. Paradise as utopia. The fantasy of paradise on a collision course with reality. The island no longer a place of exotic, idealistic dreams, but a more interior, darker, dystopian place.