Thursday, 28 January 2016


In 2007, Dutch photographers WassinkLundgren won the book prize at the Rencontres d'Arles with Empty Bottles, a photobook that caused a small stir among purists because of the methods applied, but nevertheless made its way into the second volume of Parr & Badger's The Photobook: A History. Ever since they have been turning out 'conceptual' photobooks at regular intervals, among them this small, slightly hilarious collection of photographs of people doing their own versions of the internet hitsong 'Disturbed', performed by Chinese diva Gong Linna on the occasion of the Chinese New Year. 'Her resonant voice modulation, extreme facial expressions and powerful gestures inspired a great number of viewers to record their own versions of the song. Moments of private joy in which nothing else seems to matter.'

*   *   *

And just in case you feel tempted to give it a try yourself, here is what all this is about. Aaaaaaaao! Do close the bathroom door.

For more information, click HERE