This one looks like he's suspended in front of the case. Hyper Nº03, 2007 © Denis Darzacq
Have you ever taken a photograph and captured it at just the right time
so it came out to be a pretty amusing picture? French photographer
Denis Darzacq does just that – perfect timing so that subjects in the
image look like they are caught in mid-air.
This guy looks like he's walking on air. Hyper Nº13, 2007 © Denis Darzacq
All of his images photograph real moments in time, with nothing tampered with or Photoshopped. His images show the connection between a surreal world and the shopping experience.
Oh man, that's gonna hurt. Hyper Nº15,2007 © Denis Darzacq
In an interview by The Independent, Darzacq says, “You could say that this is a meditation on being and having. These photographs were taken in aggressive, garish hypermarkets, with names like Attac and King Kong. I was interested in showing bodies of young people, as if imprisoned in the aisles of consumer goods. I asked them to perform the actions that they might perform in their sporting activities or dances. At the peak of the action, I asked them to relax all their muscles at once to give the impression that they were floating or flying through the air.”
"The images have a political meaning, if you like. They ask questions about a society in which we are expected to define ourselves by what we have – what house, what car, what clothes, what shampoo – rather than by what we are. But they should also work at another level, as surprising and beautiful images that a child of eight could enjoy as much as a person of 80."
This one looks like he just got run over by a car. La chute Nº02,2006 © Denis Darzacq
I absolutely hate going to the supermarket. However, if I were to see this kind of thing there, then I may enjoy it.
My question is this: Are these people suspended from something? Or are they caught in mid-air just as they are about to come crashing to the ground? What do you think?
Copyrighted images used with permission. Please visit Denis Darzacq's website to see more.