Room Portraits by Menno Aden
Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.
Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, 1966. By James P. Blair; published in National Geographic.
A teenage Beatles fan in her room, 1964. Photo by Peike Reintjes.
Full Hunter’s Moon over Tyn Church in Prague
"Yesterday’s full moon, shortly after sunset, rising over the illuminated Tyn Church in the Old Town. Right in time for Halloween! One of my favorite angles to watch the moonrise from." - David Tschorn
Spring in Paris by Jason R Black
Sayo Yoshida, photographed by Yoshiyuki Okuyama.
Are we really so different that we must be horrified of one of them uncovered, and completely okay with the other?