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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (Subway) 2010, 50 × 200 cm

Work / Photography

Menno Aden’s brilliant light-bulb perspective photos offer a new view on personal spaces

The effect is as immediate as the idea is simple – rooms from above, a point of view shared with the innocuous lightbulb. Not only does the lack of human occupants confuse the scale of the rooms making it hard to gauge the size/reality of the spaces, but without people these images are more would-be than out and out voyeuristic. Slickly executed, they are a fascinating, abstractly geometric set of portraits of people by way of the space they fill, from elevators and photobooths to shops and bedrooms.

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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (Corner Shop II) 2011, 120 × 100 cm

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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (Lift III) 2011, 70 × 91 cm

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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (Operating Room), 2008, 80 × 129 cm

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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (SE) 2008, 100 × 166 cm

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Menno Aden: Room Portraits – Untitled (Box I) 2011, 40 × 40 cm