Anthropomorphic

CompanyWroclaw University of Technology, faculty of Architecture (student)
PhotographerMonika Bober
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Anthropomorphic means "described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes" and/or "ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things" (by Merriam-Webster dictionary). Presented series captures human limbs in rather extreme, absolutely not natural coloristics. We may wonder if these limbs are casted in form, sculpted or real and living. Series refers to living entities exploiting their bodies and souls in a name of various purposes. It refers to people that are losing their humanity and becoming merely entities of a human form.

Story

Anthropomorphic means "described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes" and/or "ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things" (by Merriam-Webster dictionary). Presented series captures human limbs in rather extreme, absolutely not natural coloristics. We may wonder if these limbs are casted in form, sculpted or real and living. Series refers to living entities exploiting their bodies and souls in a name of various purposes. It refers to people that are losing their humanity and becoming merely entities of a human form. Cycle begins with gestures which may be perceived as both giving and expecting of receiving. As spectators, we can't tell for now: maybe they are both simultaneously? A further photo is captured in a middle of act of subtlety, trying to reach something or achieve something. If the gesture is so delicate, may a thing for which hands are reaching for be other than something good? Third photography depicts hands in a gesture of ballerina: gentle and full of grace. They supposedly are, because if not, then what are they? Fourth photography let us see that the hands are helpless, they don't know what to do. They're opening on suggestions and don't have any ideas on their own. Fifth photography: No idea has come. Does it matter? It's sure worthy aspiring to lofty purposes. Isn't it? We admire those, who pursue the goal at all costs. Don't we?