Watching Humans Watching, an ongoing project from Stockholm-based photography team Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmström, is a beautiful, slightly oddball look at human tourism and the way that we interact and merge with the sights we travel to look at. As they’ve written,
The photographs in Watching Humans Watching depict archetypal human expectations and actions in nature. Groups and couples move in seemingly predetermined patterns and dress in similar clothes that mimic the colors of their unfamiliar surroundings – captivating representations of tourist paradigms. Through the documentation of these patterns, we explore how humans appear in the landscape, and how their presence affects our perception of the landscape. By detaching ourselves from the natural environment and from the groups and individuals we find there, we are able to approach our subjects with the same distance a nature photographer applies to animals.
Shh. Tourists in the wild. Click through to see some of Inka and Niclas’ wonderful photos and then head over to their website for even more quirky cool photography. Plus, we’ve even heard a rumor that the pair has a book in the works, so keep an eye out for that.