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.”