An Unconventional Family Portrait: Singaporean Artist John Clang's Virtual Family Photographs for Skype

2013-07-25

Singaporean photographer and visual artist John Clang produced a series of photographs that show how distance doesn’t necessarily lead to separation. Find out what we mean after the jump!

Skype have displayed ingenuity and the ability to adapt to the global climate, by combining old concepts with new technology for a series designed by artist John Clang entitled Being Together. With this, they have made the conventional family portrait possible in situations where they were not seen to be plausible.

Here’s a look at some of the family portraits produced by Clang for Skype.

Images via John Clang and New York TImes

And just in case these photographs didn’t pull enough at your heart strings, we’ve got more for you. The video below demonstrates the circumstances of one dispersed family, and the ways in which Internet technology and virtual communication have brought them closer together. Enjoy!

Image via Youtube

On the makings of a good photograph, Clang is very clear.

“Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face to face with our own existence. It pulls the stranger standing next to us into the intimate radius of our life. It collapses the beauty and strangeness around us into one. It connects. A good photograph does all these.”

We couldn’t agree more! To see more of his work, check out Clang's website

Information in this article was taken from johnclang.com and Design Taxi.

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