Reiner Riedler's 'Fake Holidays' Shows a Break from Reality

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Dec 2, 2011 • References: photography.at and booooooom
Technology continues to become an important factor in nearly all aspects of life for many individuals, affecting jobs, home life, and even the way people spend vacations, as Reiner Riedler's 'Fake Holidays' photo series illustrates.

Riedler, a Vienna-based photographer, shows through his work just how much technology and simulation affects people, changing the way people experience nature and vacation time. As the accompanying text to the series by Jens Lindworsky explains, "When wishes are out of reach, simulation is taking over our leisure time and our holidays." While visitors to a theme park just a decade ago would simply ride the attractions, guests can now choose to capture a simulation video in front of a green screen as they pretend to ride a roller coaster.

Whether you welcome these technological changes with open arms, or you'd prefer to lounge on a real beach during your vacation, Reiner Riedler's 'Fake Holidays' series offers the audience much to think about.