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In addition to being the most populous continent in the world, Asia is becoming increasingly urbanised. In the evening, after work most people are at home. Residential space is known as an area of retreat in which people meet, live and grow to feel a sense of safety and coherence. These photographic works attempt to analyse Asian metropolises with a focus on living quarters. Presenting an exploration of anonymity and isolation as juxtaposed to their function as communal and warm spaces.

The places in each photograph in Thailand and China are often devoid of people but the way of living is still at the centre of this sociological survey. The viewer is always at a distance, which is supported by the structure of the photographs. All photographs have been taken in the dark as the use of light brings forward a number of questions:

How much light does a latent picture need? How much light does a photograph need in order to leave prints? When does a photograph leave impressions? Can a picture be a document? These works consider these questions and explore the subjectivity of media photography under the theme of light and the limits of photography itself. Narrative photographs in which light becomes a protagonist show the duplication of content and also the basis for the media. Light is visible and without light photography would be unfeasible. Is light the essence of photography?