EuropeShotRobert Rutöd: Fair(y) Tales

An expedition through the grotesque realm of must-haves and mega-trends. It seems as if there is a constant factor amidst the diversity of our dreams: The longing for a heavenly life, the hope for permanent feeling of happiness.
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An expedition through the grotesque realm of must-haves and mega-trends 

It seems as if there is a constant factor amidst the diversity of our dreams: The longing for a heavenly life, the hope for permanent feeling of happiness.

Since time immemorial, this long awaited, beautiful earthly paradise has been distant. But, in reality, are all the places equally distant from paradise? Are some places not closer? Maybe even enticingly close?

To explore these questions, the photographer Robert Rutöd went into the burlesque realm of trade fairs and exhibition areas. An almost ten-year expedition through materialized world of dreams is now visually retold in Fair(y) Tales.

“I feel just like Alice in Wonderland as I walk from the taster massage to a certified sleep consultant, from the undertakers‘ fashion show to the wine tasting, from the Garden of Earthly Delights to the Jacob‘s Ladders in the garden festival. In the turmoil between the horns of award-winning cattle champions, waiting their turn for the photo shoot of the breeding catalog, it can sometimes get a little queasy. But as the saying goes: They all lived happily until their deaths.” [Official Website]

Agricultural Fair – Photo shooting of the breeding catalog

Agricultural Fair

Dental Fair

Beauty Fair

House & Garden Fair

Caravan & Camping Fair

Interior Design Fair

Modelling Fair

Automobile Fair

Baby Fair

Anime & Cosplay Fair

Erotic Fair

Monitoring Fair – Self-portrait via thermographic camera



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