A post-industrial, post-internet world has been conjured up by a few bloggers and photographers in the past few years, and there’s a lot of inspiration for the art in their images.
But for many of us who work on and off the island, a postmodern mood can also be felt by our everyday lives.
As we get older, our relationships with our pets, the places we visit and even our personal lives are being shaped by this post-modernism.
One of the most striking pieces we’ve seen in the last year was a poster by British photographer Harry Styles entitled The Post-Modern Island: A Modern World.
Styles’ portrait of a village in the remote English Channel country of Isle of Wight, which was commissioned by the island’s Royal Society for the Promotion of Photography, shows an old, pre-industrial village and a small town in the distance.
The image was posted on Instagram by the photographer and it’s now being followed by an array of other people, including some of his followers, who are using the hashtag #postmodernisland to share their own reflections on the island and its surroundings.
Styles said the image was inspired by a number of different topics, including the post-war industrialisation, the rise of the internet, and the “post-industrialism” that people have been experiencing in the UK.
“The island has been in a postindustrial mood since the industrial revolution.
There’s a new industrialisation that’s going on here, so there’s more people living here than ever before.
And people are living in this postindustrial environment, which is really interesting,” Styles said.
Now we have to be able to explore and create a world in our own ways, to create a life that we want to live.” “
In the past, we would have been told that people had to live in cities, and we were expected to conform to the way the city was.
Now we have to be able to explore and create a world in our own ways, to create a life that we want to live.”
Styles has worked as a freelance photographer on several projects since starting out in 2014, but it’s his latest series of photographs that he hopes will make a big impact.
“It’s very important that we are able to connect with each other as people,” Styles told The Irish Press.
“This is what I love about photography.
You can have a whole life where you are photographing, but when you see the person in front of you, that’s what matters.”
Styles said he had been looking for inspiration for his series of portraits for a while and his first choice was an old photograph of an old town in France.
“So I went to Paris and took this old photograph, which I had taken before I moved to the UK,” Styles explained.
“And I took the same photo and I said ‘This is it.
This is what this photograph means.’
It’s this sort of ‘I love you’ feeling, and I wanted to capture that feeling in the same way I captured this photograph.”
Styles then decided to explore the postmodern nature of the town of Londonderry, in Northern Ireland.
“There’s a really strong post-civilisation and post-post-apartheid vibe to it,” he said.
Style went to Londoyne, in County Antrim, to shoot a series of images.
“We got to know this old town very well,” he told The Press.
He took a photo of the Londonagh house, which had been the home of the family that owned it for almost 100 years.
“You can’t go anywhere without stopping and looking at it.
And then you come back and you see all the houses in it,” Styles added.
The postmodern atmosphere that surrounds LondoDerry, which has a population of around 1,000 people, also inspired the series of prints.
“When I’m in Londor I don’t want to be in a city, I want to find my own place in this city,” Styles admitted.
“What I’m really looking for is to be here in Londo, and this is where I want the photograph to go.”
Style said he decided to make the series about the people living there, but the images were also meant to help people reflect on the way their lives are shaping up.
“All of these people have this idea of themselves and they don’t have any place to go to,” he added.
“But they do have something to do.
They’re not alone, and they’re connected.”
Styles hopes the images will inspire people to think about how they live and work on their island, and also to think of the future of post-digital societies.
“For me, postmodernism is the perfect example of this,” he says.
“If you look at a post and think