A series of surreal photographs of structures and textures, ‘Project Y’ by Thierry du Bois is based on similarities and shows a universal shape of resemblance.
“Despite differences in identity, material, and color, the same shape occurs systematically as an obsession.”
Varied in their structure, all du Bois’s photographs have one thing in common – a simple shape of the letter ‘Y’, embodied in their subject. Sometimes it’s only slightly suggested, sometimes fully visible. Belgian photographer wants to create disorientation between what’s living and artificial. “Our environment is composed of opposing elements and despite differences in identity, material, and color, the same shape occurs systematically as an obsession,” he says. Initiating the reflection on material processing system, the series also carries a profound message about the overproduction in a contemporary world. As history shows, man constantly produces artificial materials, directly affecting Earth’s development. ‘Will Mother Nature have the time to alter human overproduction?’ du Bois asks in his project.
All images © Thierry du Bois