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Picture Show: Fake Holidays - Picture Show Most vacations involve self-deception. We all do it to varying degrees, but to engage in the fantasy of a few days in paradise is to partake in a willful suspension of disbelief. Yet nowhere is our modern propensity for playful delusion more evident than in the work of the photographer Reiner Riedler, whose book Fake Holidays explores the wonderful absurdity a number of artificial paradises, from themed amusement parks to simulated beaches to scaled-down landmark replicas. "I started my project years ago in Germany when I first saw these artificial summer beaches in the big cities like Berlin or Hamburg," says Riedler. "After work, you go to these places, and as soon as you get off your shoes, put your feet in the sand, and hold a cold drink in your hand, you are on holiday.
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