Dystopian POMO, Parisian Style

PrizeFinalists in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistYuval Shiboli

On February 2020, when COVID-19 broke in France, I was on a trip to Paris. I was pursuing some Postmodernist Architecture for a photography project I planed of doing for a very long time. Wandering alone in the poor suburbs of Paris, the cold wind in my face along with the rumors about the mysterious deadly virus, led to the creation of a dystopian series of POMO architecture shots.

Our urban surrounding fascinates me and draws my attention endlessly. The ever-growing city is mixing proud shiny towers with worn aged buildings. In this blend of shapes and textures we live, work and interact. The city affects us and we affect it in an on-going circle of symbiosis. My work reflects my visions and envisions of our urban surroundings- glamour and sad, shiny and rusty. I am fascinated by the textures and rhythms hidden in the buildings people build. The same people who live in the city surrounded by their urban creations.