This image is drawn upon the history of painting, and its relation to today. Inspired especially by Caspar David Friedrich’s “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”( “Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, 1818” ,as well as Salvador Dali’s painting “Woman at the Window”(“ Muchacha en la ventana,1925”), and “The Birth of Venus”( “Nascita di Venere, c.1486”) by Sandro Botticelli.
Symbolizing that it could be anyone and anywhere.
The tourist is both symbolic and true to reality, and the photograph is taken in Blackpool Seaside resort-UK, which is seen as a living image of kitsch.
The modern cosmopolitan citizen is more and more becoming the tourist, rather than the dweller, and today’s world is more and more filled in with unnecessary objects, and unnecessary conflicts.
Idealized images of the girl and a boy, are taken away from Blackpool Pleasure Beach scenery, to show how much a human being have to detach himself from reality, nevertheless having to co-exist within it.
“Man’s biological weakness is the condition of human culture.”-Erich Fromm
(a German social psychologist).