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Welcome to the dreamy wonderland world of photographer Arjan Benning

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Hands up if you winced at the photo of the sawed-in-half iMac? (That’s sad isn’t it). There’s a certain name for the anxious feeling you get if you see a mug too close to the edge of a table, but I don’t know what it is. Call it a hunch, but something about these coldly-lit photographs of odd objects on worn surfaces give you a chilly anxiety that something isn’t quite right in the room they inhabit.

You know when Alice falls down the rabbit-hole and everything’s not quite right, but in a magnificent way? Well that’s the same sort of deal as in Arjan Benning’s photographs. he says that his work “often seeks the border where authenticity and amazement are close together”. Couldn’t agree more. These are truly wonderful images.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.