Exactitudes: A Photograph Series

Exactitudes is a photograph series, a book, and a “contraction of exact and attitude”. Coined by photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek — collaborators since October 2004—Exactitudes‘ overall purpose has been such: to “systematically documents numerous identities over the last 16 years” in cities across the world.

The duo does this by placing subjects in an identical framework (similar poses and a strictly observed dress code). The end result? An almost scientific, anthropological record of people assuming a group identity.

“The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.”

More information at www.exactitudes.com

Katrina Tan

A brand manager and magazine editor with a love for stories. Always wanting to know the whys and hows behind the art and the artist, Katrina also runs SUPERVISION. As such, her days are usually spent with her eyes on the Net and the streets, looking for the most interesting/opinionated/all-around fun work.