A Portrait of Human Life

Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen

 

Robert-Maurice Debois is an alien living in Paris, the creation of French photographer Brice Krummenacker. We interviewed him earlier this year about his observations of human life through the lens of social media, where he said, “Humans are the servants of cats and the slaves of their phones! The human being is capable of the best and of the worst, and at the moment it’s of the worst.” Looking back over the stories on Casimir in 2016, ‘the human experience’ reveals itself as a theme we explored, from the birthplace of humanity to what our next steps as a civilisation might be, to a Trump rally in New Hampshire. We considered connection through tech in Virtual Portraits of long-distance loved ones photographed through video chat, questioned what it is about a hologram pop star that attracts millions of fans, and wondered whether there is intelligent extraterrestrial life out there: Maybe. Maybe not.

Through all this we had the opportunity to work with some hard-working, passionate photographers whose portraits gave us glimpses into their own lives or life around the world.

So before our consciousness is uploaded into silicon bodies in a post-biological future, here is a collection of human life in 2016.

 

Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Tao Farren-Hefer
Ph: Tao Farren-Hefer
Ph: Sam Wells
Ph: Sam Wells
Ph: Omid Scheybani
Ph: Omid Scheybani
Ph: Greg Marinovich
Ph: Greg Marinovich
Ph: Amirah Tajdin
Ph: Amirah Tajdin
Ph: Diskotekah
Ph: Diskotekah
Ph: Don Brodie
Ph: Don Brodie
Ph: Londeka Thabethe
Ph: Londeka Thabethe
Buddist Orphanage by Robert Ormerod
Ph: Robert Ormerod
Ph: Duran Levinson
Ph: Duran Levinson
Ph: Logo Oluwamuyiwa
Ph: Logo Oluwamuyiwa
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Greg Marinovich
Ph: Greg Marinovich
Ph: Andile Buka
Ph: Andile Buka
Ph: Baljit Singh
Ph: Baljit Singh
Ph: Flo Ngala
Ph: Flo Ngala
Ph: Mahdi Ehsaei
Ph: Mahdi Ehsaei
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Omid Scheybani
Ph: Omid Scheybani
Ph: Matthew Reamer
Ph: Matthew Reamer
Ph: Flo Ngala
Ph: Flo Ngala
Ph: Anke Loots
Ph: Anke Loots
Ph: Mahdi Ehsaei
Ph: Mahdi Ehsaei
Ph: Shaughn and John
Ph: Shaughn and John
Ph: Anke Loots (via Skype)
Ph: Anke Loots (via Skype)
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Ayla Hibri
Ph: Ayla Hibri
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Guy Neveling
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Caroline Mackintosh
Ph: Caroline Mackintosh
Ph: Lebogang Mokgoko
Ph: Lebogang Mokgoko
Ph: Andile Buka
Ph: Andile Buka
Ph: Kent Andreasen
Ph: Kent Andreasen

 

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