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‘Must see sites’ like the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty are interesting in that they have become consumable commodities within themselves. People go to these famous places to take their photos, drink a can of Coke and then get back on their couch for the most part. This place took that idea to the next level, allowing the tourists from around mainland China to get their photo taken in these locations while saving the airfare. Everything was smaller than usual, but at the same time somehow over-exaggerated. All the expected souvenirs were readily available and there were also some dinosaurs added for good measure. It felt like a counterfeit version of the world.—Luke Casey

Shenzhen, China was designated as a special economic zone in the 1980s, transforming from a small fishing village into one of China’s mega-cities. It is located close to Hong Kong where English photographer Luke Casey currently lives. He said that despite being an hour away by train, it feels worlds apart. When Casey first heard about the theme park Window Of The World, which contains reproductions of the some of the most famous sites in the world and placed conveniently close for the majority of Chinese tourists, he knew he had to document it. Taken from Feature Shoot

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These ice cream vans no longer conform to EU regulations so English photographer Luke Stephenson decided to photograph them in order to preserve a little bit of childhood memorabilia before they go to the scrapyard. Sadly, the ice cream van drivers were too bashful to be included. Taken from Feature Shoot

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Richard Rowland is a Brighton based photographer. About his series ‘Urban Fictions’ he writes: ‘Urban Fictions’ is a photographic and video project funded by Arts Council England, examining the emergence of simulated urban developments in eastern China. The work documents a series of new towns being constructed based on different European architectural models, including English, French, Dutch, German and Swedish pastiches. These idealised reconstructions appear as hyperreal utopias that seek to create rather than reflect historical reality; illusory spaces connecting to the broader national narrative of modern-day China – one of consumerism, spectacle and economic expansion. Being from the UK I am fascinated by these towns and, in particular, the questions they raise about the shifting and uncertain character of an increasingly international world in which we live. Taken from Feature Shoot

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In the photographic series One Is Not Like The Other, English-born Jocelyn Allen explores themes of identity by taking a look at both herself and her relatives. “The word identity has many meanings, but for me it’s about what makes myself me. Though one may copy those who they are genetically connected to and descended from, individuality will still shine through whether it is via hints or physical differences.” Taken from HUH.

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Tony Ray-Jones, whose black and white documentary photography surveyed the distinctive eccentricities of the British leisure classes of the 1960s with surreal humour, before his untimely death aged only 30. Taken from the Guernsey photography festival.

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Some more images of Dorian Crook. Photographed in my studio in Barcelona by me.

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Air traffic controller, pilot, stand-up comedian, model and general cockney gangster from the Sixties, Señor Dorian Crook. Photographed in Barcelona by Claes Gellerbrink.

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Dorian Crook, Barcelona 2011. © Claes Gellerbrink

Dorian Crook, Barcelona 2011. © Claes Gellerbrink

Dorian Crook, Barcelona 2011. © Claes Gellerbrink

Dorian Crook, Barcelona 2011. © Claes Gellerbrink

Dorian Crook, Barcelona 2011. © Claes Gellerbrink