'Part of the furniture'
'Part of the Furniture' playfully criticises a serious societal issue - the objectification of the female body. The photographs, staged in the models’ home, depict nude female figures amongst objects typically found in a domestic setting. Sometimes the body connects with the objects to suggest a useable function. Other times the body mirrors the shapes or lines seen within the space. The arrangements suggest parity between the objects and the body, while the surreal sets poke fun at the notion that they could be in any way the same. The final image sees the women confront the camera and, in turn, the viewer. Although the images are playful, the core message, that we must re-evaluate societies approach to the female nude, remains.
Léa Brinon • Charlotte Elcock • Joe Habben • Molly Lindsay • Dominic Manderson • Isabella Paterson • Adam Stent •