Sunday, 15 November 2009

I can't sleep

bimbos - rotterdam1996

skaters - rotterdam 1997

skins - rotterdam 2002

cassettes gang - london 2008

So I'm blogging! Just found a cool photography project that was started in the late 90's and is ongoing! I would say what it is but i will just copy it!

"Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element."

If you understand any of that then well done - Basically they go to a town and study groups of people and the way they look, apparently Macdonalds is a good place to do this because you get such a mix of people. Anyway after a few days they set up a studio in a street or rent a space or something and ask a specific group of (12) individuals to come along. They ask these people to wear what they wore when they first met and are not told to pose in a specific way. Anyway check out there site

I stumbled upon it a minute ago when i had a look on defgrip. It's so hard to write original content for blogs these days so i acknowledge that most of what is written on blogs is recycled but seeing as I'm pretty sure my dear friends that read my blog haven't witnessed the content i post i have no issues with re-posting it. I love you guys

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