"Wander & Wonder"
Photography by Shuo Li
24'x24' Ctype Print
This recent photos come from a place where I was feeling very disconnected with the world, a bitlost in my own head. I had previously been photographing people in these sort of fantasy scenarios, making my friends pose as models or do some weird things. I start to feel like that way of working was very deceitful. So I began working by myself, trying to forge a more viable connection with the world.
I started thinking about the three different variables that make up our environment. First there is a person's inner world, the thoughts and emotions that colour your experience. Then there is the world of human artifacts, the objects and spaces other people have created that dominate our environment. Lastly there is the natural environment, or everything surrounding you that wasn't created by another human. This work was really the process of trying to connect all three.