Thursday, June 12, 2008

Photographic Typologies: Jason Oddy

Jason Oddy's project Seats of Power examines the furniture arrangements of powerful, often rarely seen interiors. When viewed collectively, the chairs in these photographs begin to take on human characteristics. They mimic the people who typically occupy them; and like people seem to express both individuality and conformity in different situations. The anthropomorphic transformation of inanimate objects in Jason Oddy's photographs breaths new life into the visual rigidity of places like the Pentagon, or The United Nations.

From Top To Bottom:

Untitled, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 2003

Untitled, UN Building, New York, 2001

Untitled, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 2003

Untitled, Moldova Sanatorium, Odessa, Ukraine, 1999

All Images © Jason Oddy