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photo contest slideshow
Lantana Flower
Last Ride
devotion under instruction
Dining Mats
Roaming Ram in Yellowstone
Thunderstorm over Kruger
Flea market
The Filmster
Frozen world
Sand dunes in Corralejo National Park
Buffalo Couple
Gloves
Beautiful BAMEI Village
Queen of the mountains
Celebration
Fishing under the heat.
Old Man
Friends
Building homes
Tolkien's world: between pixies and Ents
Engagement on the beach
Vegetable vendors sleeping while commuting in the morning train
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gloves

It Can Be Better is a meditation centered around the impact of perfectionistic living habits. It seeks to illustrate how such living habits which are intended to bring about an ultimate degree of cleanliness and order, can be counterproductive. The photographs in the series depict intentions to exert rigid control over the order of items in one’s living space. Certain actions and behaviours seek to achieve an ideal level of immaculate order, cleanliness and hygiene. However, in the pursuit of an extreme ideal, these behaviours often rob the items of their original functionality. Through the staged scenarios, the photographs hope to spark viewers’ introspection on how such obsessiveness can be self-defeating and lead to unexpected outcomes.

TAGS: Psychology, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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© Ying Liu.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 18
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO400
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