Room with a Heavenly View
June 29, 2012
Room Portraits by Menno Aden
In his latest work of photographs, artist Menno Aden captures living and public interiors with the omniscient power privy only to the Creator, or possibly Google Satellites. This original series entitled “Room Portraits” depicts actual living environments and public spaces in a two dimensional maze of symmetrical compositions. By installing cameras on the ceilings of various rooms, Aden was able to document these spaces from a vantage point seen by few.
To achieve a uniform space as the photographs depict in such a meticulous fashion, Aden took multiple images of each room and then digitally merged each space into one composite. Taken at an angle that allows the viewer to inspect every object and movement, these pictures of corner stores, offices and other familiar spaces quickly become dizzying and verge on the unrecognizable.
Flattened and stripped of any subjectivity, and with the claustrophobic cropping and ranging color palettes, the photographs alludes to society’s ongoing obsession with surveillance and the inherent voyeuristic nature of mankind.
[via It's Nice That]