I've been trying to get into photography lately to justify what has been the biggest purchase of my life so far (My Nikon dSLR). This led me to look for inspiration online, some photo projects or exhibitions that would get me all riled up to explore my camera further. And it is out of this constant googling that I discovered the Exactitudes photo series.
The project's idea is simple but utterly profound. Photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek, inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, decided to take pictures of people who seemed to embody personal style, only to destroy this perception by framing them with others who dress exactly like them.
With the contradiction of individuality and uniformity on full display, this exhibition is nothing short of a commentary on personal style. A deconstruction of the very idea, perhaps? A very thought provoking gallery, for sure. Somewhere in the world at this very moment, a dozen people may be dressed exactly like you. Some deep, deep shit, I must say.
For the whole gallery, click right 'ere!