Friday, September 10, 2010

Differently the same

I'm sure if you ask anyone that has ever seen the hit movie, "Mean Girls" directed by Mark Waters, you'll know that the movie was based on all the characters placed in their own unique groups and how those groups interacted with each other.  It's funny to think that these stereotypical types or groups of people carry far out of the high school realms and into everyday realities.  No matter how we try to become that highly unique individual, we are always based upon some other idea or person.

So when I came across the photography exhibit called, Exactitudes, I was instantly amazed.  Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek came together over a long course of many years to create this unique look at groups of people.  I'm not sure why it's all so fascinating to me, perhaps there's a funny sense of irony in it all.  I find how when we all try to stand out from others around us, we end up just being like someone else instead.  There are dozens of other people trying the exact same thing!  I guess the question is, what group would you like to be in?

Check out more of the Exactitude works at it's respected website.  It's almost overwhelming to see all the similar groups of individuals.  Also, make sure you turn on your sound.  Once you click on a certain group, a small sound bite will tell you a short description of that particular group.

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