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

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

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

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

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.