This series presents a nostalgic vision of the closed corporate environment of office life. The screen raster and technological language are applied to the human employee working on repetitive tasks, like playing the same day over and over again. The visual vocabulary of indoor plants, grey material, and light blue shirts highlight the boredom and rigidity emanating from this environment.
by Nicolas Garner
December 6, 2016
In early 2016, Current Obsession had the opportunity to become a ‘client’ for a group of ECAL Photography Master students, who were asked to create photographic narratives especially for the #5 Vernacular Issue. Six students: Johannes Bauer, Vilhelm Björndahl, Nicolas Garner, Maria Grazia Grasso, Senta Simond and Laura Zoccarato, were guided by the talented Dutch photographer Lonneke van der Palen. During the course of applied photography, every student needed to be able to bring a personal and artistic approach to a commissioned project. We feel honoured to be able to work with such talented group and thrilled to share the results of this collaboration.