creative thoughts and endeavours by phillipa horner
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The work of Turkish photographer Nazif Topçuoğlu. He creates wonderful and slightly unnerving scenes with a great use of interesting angles.
Nazif says of his work "When employing the representations of youth as imagery, one has to deal with the issues of gender roles and male gaze. In these photographs, unlike the more common examples, a respectful stance towards the female has been taken. The subjectification of the female youth as a gender-free ideal, inevitably involves her intelligence, beauty, energy, and struggle as the major concerns of this work."
I really love photography like this that make people the main visual point by placing them like you would a vase or fruit. In doing gives us a certain insight into the subjects, because the photographs are so interesting.
And really, tweed, pleated skirts and socks with school shoes are so fun.