‘Urban Uncanny’ presents images that are, at once, familiar and strange. At first glance, the photographs appear real but on closer inspection, something is most definitely awry. This uncanny feeling is a product of viewing the images as a whole but these images are themselves a product of complex capturing, staging and editing techniques. People were photographed on the street, over a three week period, then composited into a suburban environment. The repetition of that familiar quality of the subjects reminds us of our conformity to societal norms and expectations and that our cultural existence is actually a complex defence mechanism, protecting us from our repressed fears. The images demand further scrutiny and compel the viewer into a hermeneutic relationship with them.