You’ve Never Viewed An Apartment Quite Like This
August 28, 2012
Images © Michael H. Rohde
Back in June we featured the vertigo-inducing photo series, “Room Portraits,” by artist Menno Aden. In the collection, Aden captured living and public spaces from an omniscient aerial perspective. Exploring the voyeuristic nature of society, the photographs were stripped of subjectivity, creating a dizzying vignette of unrecognizable spaces.
The series created by the German photographer presents a disorienting landscape of gravity-defying household objects that are seemingly suspended effortlessly in space. Each photograph appears to have been shot through a glass bottom floor, creating a detached perspective filled with floating objects that “are supported only by the attentive gaze of the viewer.”
While Aden’s series aimed to transform each space through abstraction, Rohde’s photographs test the limits even further by creating an unsettling interpretation of traditionally recognizable environments.