philipp meuser photography
NEW PUBLICATION – NOW ONLINE
A synergy of an exhibition and a photo book in digital space
In collaboration with Cale Garrido & Kolja Warnecke
Paradox County is an interactive photographic playground –
a place of longing, a subjective journey through a North American social landscape that promises nothing but freedom and boundless possibilities.
We, three European voyagers, are guided by road movies, travel literature and photographic clichés: abandoned mines, small towns, makeshift homes and self-determined lives. Paradox County’s inhabitants, cutouts from reality, embody a countercurrent to the growing homogeneity of society and humankind’s careless manners towards nature. They are heroes and anti heroes of dreamed and lived experiences, striving for individualism and personal freedom.
Six years after the trip, we present a synergy of an exhibition and a photobook that merge in the digital space; a disoriented portrayal of the American Dream, wafting somewhere between disillusion and hope.