YANNICK KHONG

First World Problems

#firstworldproblems

Coming off creating worlds I love to imagine, I wanted to explore a subject I dislike. Expanding from the idea of exploring my friends' modern problems, #firstworldproblems is derived from an ever growing number of trendy internet images called memes depicting complains of people in wealthy countries.

Each image describes a imaginative parody of a #firstworldproblems state where the victim is either saturated, overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated, depressed by abusive consumption of something or trying to find ways past it, simply giving up trying to get out of the situation and living in it.

Through out the making of those images, I came to the realisation that not only such moments concern my friends and a wide range of people around me, but that I was myself going through the #firstworldproblems that I ended up with.