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Conceptual Photographs by Can Dağarslanı and Sophie Bogdan Fall at the Intersection of Joy and Absurdity

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#balloons
#conceptual
#shadows
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July 10, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images © Can Dağarslanı, shared with permission

An Istanbul-based creative duo, photographer Can Dağarslanı and model Sophie Bogdan consider the curvature and adaptability of the human body in a series of quirky, spirited photographs. Generally shot outdoors with only natural light, each image employs heavily composed elements of color, space, perspective, and texture, whether captured through a trail of black balloons, a playful shadow figure, or a rigid Bogdan resting on a mossy terrain. The conceptual photographs explore the intersections of social dynamics, relationships, identity, and love.

In a note to Colossal, Dağarslanı says his background in architecture influences how he frames the spatial aspects of his works, often considering symmetry, perspective, and the subject’s posture and placement. The photographer derives inspiration for his vivid colors and textural elements from more subtle sources, like attention to the mundane objects and moments of his daily life.

Follow both Dağarslanı’s and Bogdon’s work on Instagram, and flip through a larger catalog of Dağarslanı’s photographs, which have culminated in a book. (via Ignant)

 

#balloons
#conceptual
#shadows
#water

 

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