Over the past few years I have been mostly documenting places where people go to escape reality. With this new project I wanted to push this exploration and find the essence of human escapement through psychological insight and portrayal of mood. Photographing this impersonator also allowed me to interrogate communist China´s complicated relationship to Mao's legacy, echoed in the internal negotiations of the impersonator as he transformed into Mao. I was intrigued by his construction of an alternate identity from the iconography of his country's troubled past.
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