How to Be a Voyeur Without the Creepy Parts

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One of the biggest engines driving social media platforms like Instagram and Periscope is the voyeur factor. Curated as these images are, we suddenly have instant access to the lives of celebrities and other people we’ve never met, with a degree of intimacy that’s never before existed. Join Kim Kardashian for some family time! And she’s looking right at us!

As you might expect, too much you-are-there vibe can have bizarre effects on folks. But French Photographer Florian Beaudenon‘s Instant Life series is an easy antidote. Flipping the script on vicarious yacht parties, and worm’s-eye works like Michael H. Rohde’s From Below series or Andrius Burba’s Underlook series, Beaudenon gives us a bird’s-eye view of distinctly modest, quiet, everyday lives. What he keeps is the sense of intimacy (and voyeurism), even while he maintains the privacy of his anonymous subjects. A fascinating — and effective — balancing act.

 

From Florian Beaudenon’s Instant Life series — voyeur lite.

From Florian Beaudenon’s Instant Life series — voyeur lite.

From Florian Beaudenon’s Instant Life series — voyeur lite.


(via Chambre 237)

 




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