Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Ordinary backdrops is a series of photographs by Louise de Belles that capture the beauty of the ordinary as well as commonplaces of Japanese cities that embrace imperfection.

Ordinary :  adjective

1. With no special or distinctive features; normal.
“he sets out to depict ordinary people”

Ordinary Backdrops Photographs by Louis de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle

© Louise de Belle

Work description by Louise de Belle

Ordinary Backdrops is a photographic series shot in Japan. The photographs stand for a sense of plasticity which belongs to ordinary yet unusual views of the suburban scenario. They represent a “state of things”: backdrops of everyday life, waiting for something to happen, yet being already protagonists of a careful composition.

I’m often drawn to “non-places”. There’s always an intriguing tension between regular and nonsense, ordinary and absurdity.

And that inspires me to contemplate and frame such state of things: backdrops of everyday life, waiting for something to happen, yet being already protagonists of a careful composition.

– Louis de Belle for Yet-magazine

Ordinary Backdrops Gallery

About Louis de Belle

Born in Milano, graduated in Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Milano and received an MFA in Photography from the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Currently based in Berlin.

Cite this article: "“Ordinary Backdrops” from Japan by Louise de Belle," in ArchEyes, June 7, 2016, http://archeyes.com/japan-ordinary-backdrops-louise-de-belle/.