INSPIRE

They Look Like Planets...But Are They Really Planets?

Mysterious spheres with cracked, hollowed surfaces, which bear witness to old age, a remarkable past and the weight of years. We imagine a distant planet, part of the unknown and remote Universe. Looking at all the planets, there is very little to the welcoming profile. The majority give off a certain coldness. The planets seem dead and absent of life. Except that, the ambiguous spheres we’re talking about are not exactly planets. No, they are simply frying pans seen from below. Working with light and the addition of oils to extract the textures, these everyday kitchenware materials turn into dark astrological orbs.

A subtle approach

But Christopher Jonassen's purpose is much deeper than it seems. If the Norwegian artist had fun photographing the dishes of his friends, it's for two reasons. First, he wanted to demonstrate the absurdity of everyday life and the unsuspected beauty of the objects around us. For this first objective, we can say that it’s been reached, since our mind has assumed these images to be what is most beautiful in photography; photos of the Earth and the planets with whom it shares the Universe.

The second reason these photos were published is to emphasize the impact of small daily actions on objects. In other words, Christopher draws a subtle link between the destruction of a misused, tainted pan and the decadence of our beautiful planet. And if we stick to this idea, we no longer see a stove in the photo but a planet, destroyed by the accumulation of small actions that mistreat it. The planets we see in these images evoke the future of the place in which we live, and make us reflect on the negative impact of Man on Earth. An exhibition of photos with multiple interpretations, in which causes an illusion, but especially warns against the devolution of the planet.

All Photo Credits : Christopher Jonassen

29 Mar 2018 by Alexandre Nessler

Trending articles

MEERO SCHOOL

How To Avoid Dark Real Estate Photography

95% of homebuyers do their research on the Internet to buy a home on the Internet and people spend on average 20 seconds looking at online adverts, so visuals are more important than ever. Here's how to get your clients to fall in love with your properties by getting the shoots just right!

05 Dec 2018 by Lisa Scarpa
INSPIRE

Sarah Maple A Bold, Brave But Controversial Visual Artist

Sarah Maple, recently chosen to display her work at the 'Not 30%' exhibition, is a visual artist known for her witty, playful and controversial pieces. She deals with taboo subjects such as religion, a topic which particularly resonates with her. It is through her images that she learnt to embrace her cultural background and to speak up for inequalities in society. She doesn’t put up answers, but poses questions for society to dwell on.

22 Oct 2018 by Phoebe Cook

Similar articles

MEERO STORIES

3,000 Photos Found of 1970's New York

Nearly 3,000 photos of New York in the 1970s taken by reporters from major editorial offices were accidentally discovered by municipal employees. After being lost for 40 years, you can find pictures from cats on bicycles to swimsuits from the 70's! Authentic photos by professionals that give us a glimpse into the lives we may have forgotten!

04 May 2018 by Elias Khatal
INSPIRE

Photographer Shows Us The Differences In Identical Twins

The fascination our society has with twins is ever going. We have yet to figure out the unique relationship between identical twins. We all even dream of having that connection with a sibling or someone at times. Here, a photographer has tried to grasp and represent the relationship, similarities and also differences between these inseparable siblings.

04 Apr 2018 by Elias Khatal