fred muram: kissing the ceiling.

I’m not entirely sure why this series from Canadian photographer Fred Muram fascinates me so much. Maybe it’s because kissing a ceiling isn’t something most us will ever do, yet it’s really not that difficult once you set your mind to it. It’s not a matter of “how” as much as a matter of “why?” And there isn’t really a “why”, which is both exciting and frustrating. I also like how it’s focus is on the study of how unusual it is to see the human body interacting with space this way; despite the implied romance of “kissing” something, we can’t see the people’s faces and so we’re not sure if they’re enjoying this or if it’s simply just happening.

kissing-the-ceiling-lanny

kissing-the-ceiling-adam

kissing-the-ceiling-ben

kissing-the-ceiling-eroyn

kissing-the-ceiling-jakie-and-eric

kissing-the-ceiling-katy

kissing-the-ceiling-tamar-and-noah

Via Today and Tomorrow

Comments

  1. I kissed a ceiling and I liked it.

  2. Jasmine says:

    A reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”?

  3. Ah, this is funny! How did these people not break their necks?

  4. get ’em at Howard House – see Muram in Miami at Aqua Art Miami Beach at 1530 Collins Ave Suite 226 December 3 – 7

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