Glass (for Self Service), 1998 © Blommers & Schumm
Signed, titled, dated and numbered on a label
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 8
ABOUT THE WORK
Blommers & Schumm made this work for Self Service in 1998. This Paris based magazine focuses on fashion and culture. The composition and cleanliness of this image makes it highly graphic.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Anuschka Blommers (b. 1969) and Niels Schumm (b. 1969) both studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. They started working together in 1998. Blommers and Schumm question the status quo of fashion photography by operating in a grey zone between fashion, art and photography, with shifting perspectives, where images move back and forth between different meanings. A state of uncertainty thus emerges in which merely an expression or a small detail seems capable of turning an image upside down.
Their photographs have been published in magazines such as Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, Another Magazine, Purple, Interview Magazine, i-D, Dazed & Confused and The New York Times Magazine. Meanwhile their work has been exhibited in museums and galleries among The Stedelijk museum Amsterdam, The Groninger museum, Foam Amsterdam, Schirn kunsthalle Frankfurt, ICA in Boston and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg among others.
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