Paul Bogaers: Upset Down
Dutch photographer Paul Bogaers here organises his work in a completely new mode. On every right page, the image is upright, while on every left page, it is upside down. The book can therefore also be read in reverse, overturning this order and enabling other perspectives regarding the same pairings of photographs. In this way, it presents two different but closely interconnected experiences – a sometimes disorienting journey that can be traced from either of the book’s two front covers. Following the consistency of the rules he has applied, unexpected and bizarre revelations occur that would otherwise have remained hidden behind the ostensibly average photographs.