Familiar Disconnection

Many individuals with cross cultural backgrounds struggle to define their identity and find a sense of belonging. The images, including interesting accidents from film, surprisingly encapsulate the true essence of identity—unveiling its layered nature and inherent ambiguity. The complexity represents such disorientation inherent in multiculturalism, and the sense of confusion and distress experienced in the search of familiarity amidst disconnection. The photographs feature a subject immersed in an antique shop, surrounded by objects, each with unknown origins and assembled in a foreign setting. The subject seamlessly integrates with the items, evoking a sense of still life composition. Much like the challenge of discerning the origin of each object, the journey to self-discovery mirrors the difficulty of unraveling one's identity within cultural disconnection.