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How Chairs Would Look If They Were People
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Art, Photography6 years ago

How Chairs Would Look If They Were People

This project started at a photography workshop in San Francisco. I was sent to document an upholstery and to take a portrait with the owner of that place. Seeing there a white chair with a broken arm made me imagine that this is a person. What if this chair would be a woman? How old she would be? I thought that it tells a story and that it would be interesting to show it as a person. One year later I began to work on this project.

I photographed the chairs that for me had something to say, maybe they were proud, elegant, childish, or they were simply missing something. The hardest part for me was to find people and clothing but somehow, each time, the people I found matched with the allure of chairs that I had in mind.

For me photography is a way to experiment and to transform things and people. I don’t want to show chairs and people alike but to show that you can look at a chair or anything and it could say something to you but you have to “listen”, to interpret its history, its scars and imperfections.

More info: horiamanolache.com

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Marky
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6 years ago

You did a really amazing job, i love it with all the details and the stories the pictures tell ..and how much work it must have been to find the right people and clothes!

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Marky, you should see the prints, they are amazing ( and I'm not saying because are mine :) ). It was quite an experience to do this project, I realised that the photographer should be also a very good producer.

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AllMonkeyBizz
Community Member
6 years ago

My favorite is the man in the cheetah print dress. Men like that are cool.

cest_nayce
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6 years ago

each pairing is unique and accurate! thanks for sharing this

MayaAladdin
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6 years ago

Brilliant!!

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Maya

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RiviRicher
Community Member
6 years ago

The 2 was so funny xD

GlynisLailann
Community Member
6 years ago

I find it incredible that you have managed to capture the character of the various chairs and couches in the people that you have found. Each nuance was perfectly matched. Bravo!

ManoloChavez
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I would represent each forniture with different kind of people, more closely of the curves of the wood and the texture of the mattress . But I like the concept.

ShelbySewell
Community Member
6 years ago

The last one made me sad.

Crayonetta
Community Member
6 years ago

Amaizing

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Crayonetta

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Brooke
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree. this is a very interesting project. very out of the box. great job. I would have done it different though. yours tells an interesting story

AnabelleClendening
Community Member
6 years ago

i think the last chair would be better as a cat

lesleylu
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6 years ago

MA! MA! I TOLD YOU THAT BOREDOM LEADS TO AMAZING THINGS!

lesleylu
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6 years ago

Jacksepticeye reference? Anyone?!

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lesleylu
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6 years ago

MA! MA! I TOLD YOU BOREDOM LEADS TO AMAZING THINGS!

HelenTedman
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6 years ago

Very interesting comparisons !

MadisonBrey
Community Member
6 years ago

This was very interesting to look at! You matched them really good.

ValeriuManolache
Community Member
6 years ago

"Fine" ideea through fine art !

MargaretClarke
Community Member
6 years ago

Number 2 doesn't work for me but number 6 is such a win!

superfish
Community Member
6 years ago

Number 2 is absolutely disgusting... to say the least

Loli
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6 years ago

Are you serious?

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DanaRogoz
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, a couple of years ago I found connections between different people and fishes! :) So if you wish you may see how fishes would look if they were people: http://danarogoz.one.ro/fish-fashion/

Marky
Community Member
6 years ago

You did a really amazing job, i love it with all the details and the stories the pictures tell ..and how much work it must have been to find the right people and clothes!

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Marky, you should see the prints, they are amazing ( and I'm not saying because are mine :) ). It was quite an experience to do this project, I realised that the photographer should be also a very good producer.

Load More Replies...
AllMonkeyBizz
Community Member
6 years ago

My favorite is the man in the cheetah print dress. Men like that are cool.

cest_nayce
Community Member
6 years ago

each pairing is unique and accurate! thanks for sharing this

MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

Brilliant!!

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Maya

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RiviRicher
Community Member
6 years ago

The 2 was so funny xD

GlynisLailann
Community Member
6 years ago

I find it incredible that you have managed to capture the character of the various chairs and couches in the people that you have found. Each nuance was perfectly matched. Bravo!

ManoloChavez
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I would represent each forniture with different kind of people, more closely of the curves of the wood and the texture of the mattress . But I like the concept.

ShelbySewell
Community Member
6 years ago

The last one made me sad.

Crayonetta
Community Member
6 years ago

Amaizing

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you Crayonetta

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Brooke
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree. this is a very interesting project. very out of the box. great job. I would have done it different though. yours tells an interesting story

AnabelleClendening
Community Member
6 years ago

i think the last chair would be better as a cat

lesleylu
Community Member
6 years ago

MA! MA! I TOLD YOU THAT BOREDOM LEADS TO AMAZING THINGS!

lesleylu
Community Member
6 years ago

Jacksepticeye reference? Anyone?!

Load More Replies...
lesleylu
Community Member
6 years ago

MA! MA! I TOLD YOU BOREDOM LEADS TO AMAZING THINGS!

HelenTedman
Community Member
6 years ago

Very interesting comparisons !

MadisonBrey
Community Member
6 years ago

This was very interesting to look at! You matched them really good.

ValeriuManolache
Community Member
6 years ago

"Fine" ideea through fine art !

MargaretClarke
Community Member
6 years ago

Number 2 doesn't work for me but number 6 is such a win!

superfish
Community Member
6 years ago

Number 2 is absolutely disgusting... to say the least

Loli
Community Member
6 years ago

Are you serious?

Load More Replies...
DanaRogoz
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, a couple of years ago I found connections between different people and fishes! :) So if you wish you may see how fishes would look if they were people: http://danarogoz.one.ro/fish-fashion/

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