This week’s Photoboxing theme is “Culture” and so I thought I’d share some inspiring photo series I found.
I grew up in Hawaii where culture is woven into the fabric of everyday life, so it’s not difficult to walk outside and find something “cultural” to share. That being said, I decided to focus on subculture because it interests me more. The hive-like mentality of these subcultural groups fascinates me because I love to stand out. Sacrificing personal style in order to belong within a group is a very interesting thing. Enjoy this week’s inspiration and if you have something inspirational to share, please leave it in the comments below 🙂
They call their series 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.
Akshay Mahajan is a documentary photographer based in Mumbai. These images are from a photo-essay on the queer personal histories of a group of his friends in Bangalore. They explore everyday details of queer life—of stories told, deception, misplaced love, lust and loneliness. (via Featureshoot)
More than 60 images of L.A.’s early punk scene shot by photographer Ann Summa between 1978 and 1984 make up “The Beautiful and the Damned“, a show on display at Track 16 Gallery at theBergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. Following, in this post: a photo gallery of selected shots featured in the show. (via boingboing)
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