City as Canvas: Uniformed Mimicry
The photography duo Giesen and Leenders have created a series of monochromatic photographs that posit the figure in colourful urban spaces. This playful body of work shows matching figures merging with their environment. The duo always attempts to pair inventiveness with technical expertise, apparent in their meticulous direction of each image. They always uses their own bodies as props in their work, here uniformed to surrounding color scheme.
“The inspiration of the series Mimicry came from the uniformity of persons. People from whom the identity is missing and those who are inconspicuous in our society. Just like animals they adapt to their environment. Visually in this series it is shown by the use of similar costumes, position and gender. For the series Mimicry the primary and secondary colors has been used, so the series exist of 6 pictures.” - Giesen & Leenders