May 1, 2013
In her “Private Bunker Series,” photographer Carsten Güth depicts suburban abodes that look completely shut off from the outside world. Though not specifically built to seal interior spaces from impending doom (see: our best places in which to ride out the apocalypse), the houses in Güth’s photos appear to have no windows or doors, creating a haunting, surreal effect.
It’s difficult to put a finger on what emotions these photographs elicit, but something about their isolation and seclusion feels nightmare-ish and claustrophobic, but still eerily beautiful. Why these homes were designed to be so inaccessible is unclear, but Güth channeled this confusion into a creepy mystification. Click through to see more.