Dubai is a city of superlatives, a vibrant metropolis full of contrasts and contradictions that can be simultaneously fascinating and unsettling. The photo series Future in the Making captures life in this completely artificial world and portrays the people in their environment.
The pictures were taken on the occasion of the Expo, whose theme this year was "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." They take a critical look at the relentless pursuit of faster progress and technological innovation, raising the question of how these developments impact our lives and interpersonal relationships.
The photos depict a world of contradictions, where apparent progress often comes at the expense of humanity and naturalness. They offer a glimpse behind the glittering facade and expose the dark side of a city that's focused on the future but all too often forgets the present.