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    Phil Jung: A Different Nature

Amazing! Phil Jung photographs the fake, painted environments of zoos

Posted by Holly Wilkins,

No matter what age you are, going to the zoo is always the most awesome way to spend your day. Whilst our attention is mainly focused on the animals (and the odd fat kid), we forget to look at the environments these creatures are forced to live in. Phil Jungs’s fascination with these artificial habitats lies in “the perverse beauty of their forms which strike a compelling contrast to the reality they portray,” for they are “glaring portrayals of our distorted and disconnected views of the natural world.” The eerie atmosphere of his photographs is achieved by their vacancy, and are a world away from the exciting and bustling energy we normally associate with a zoo.

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Posted by Holly Wilkins

Holly worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at Leeds University and working in the PR industry in Los Angeles for a short period. She wrote for the site between March and May 2013.