Thinking with particular aesthetics in mind, I photographed the enclosures of the Bronx Zoo. I initially wanted to collect visuals that evoked ‘family vacation on a Kodak disposal camera’, but then began having ideas about the natural elements and artificial pictorial backdrop — and seeing it all as living dioramas! I used inspiration from Aquarium by Diane Cook & Len Jenshel, The Anonymous Project and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s ‘Diorama’ series.