Urban Coincidence
A collection of photographs by two designer-photographers exploring visual similarities in their styles of capturing colour, composition and culture.
What are the odds that two photographer-designers from India and Thailand, strangers to each other, could capture the everydayness of the spaces they travelled to, and find a multitude of common visuals? Is it a coincidence?

Urban Coincidence is a cross-cultural collaboration with designer Wuthipol Ujathammarat from Thailand. This collection of photographs explores visual similarities in our styles of capturing colour, composition and culture. This series took shape organically, as we found photographs that were strikingly alike. While there was an uncanny similarity in the way we saw lines, shapes and colours, the elements we captured were often linked in ways that went beyond visual connections. While the project began as a curated series on Instagram, we eventually published it in print as a limited edition box, containing 19 pairs of 'coincidences'. 

Image: Wuthipol Ujathammarat

Each pair of photographs in this collection is a sample of a distinct urban aesthetic with synchronised colours and textures. This set collectively becomes a new body of images with blurry geographical boundaries, leaving the viewer guessing their origin and context. Along the way, we began wondering if this could become an investigation into a possible shared cultural history of India and Thailand.
Match the pairs and guess which country the photos were taken in. What determines your decision?

Image: Wuthipol Ujathammarat


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