© Robert Zhao Renhui
everyday life. Is the apple in the supermarket genuine or genetically manipulated? In which ways does man influence nature to make it what we perceive as pleasant and aesthetic?
It is often only a fine line that separates reality from its falsification. Looking at Ricardo Cases’s pictures, for example, we would assume that are counterfeit: painted pigeons that look like they were created on a computer using Photoshop. The more baffled we are to learn that they are real: a group of pigeon breeders the area around Valencia, Spain, painted their birds in gaudy colors for a competition.