Discomforting yet Humorous Positions by Photographer Isabelle Wenzel.
Dutch photographer Isabelle Wenzel‘s photographs are simple, playful and yet uncomfortable. By bending, twisting, and manipulating the human form into strange positions where the face is generally hidden, the movements of the subject become almost alien-like. In her series, Building Images, she visited a highly organized business area and “opposing this strongly functional environment,” photographed figures in non-functional positions. “It was my aim to turn the logic of an office upside down.”
Most of the images in the series were shot in a studio but Wenzel also got the opportunity to shoot in one of the headquarters buildings of Amsterdam’s business area. “The shooting was like a performance. We made a big mess in the office, throwing papers and shifting the furniture around. Suddenly we became aware that people in the opposite building were standing in the window, observing what we were doing, some were taking pictures with their mobile phones. We had this unexpected audience and it felt like we were doing something very important—messing this place up a bit and pointing out that we were more than the everyday routine of grey in grey.”
Discomforting yet Humorous Positions by Photographer Isabelle Wenzel: