The conceptual photographer Carl Kleiner recently released this amazing series named ‘Postures’. Known for his often-times colorful still lifes in which Kleiner finds interesting and humorous positions for the photographed; in this series the Swede selected tulips as his subject. Mounted on constructions of wire, a technique one sees more often in his work, the tulips are positioned in different somewhat melancholic angles, without losing the aesthetic of the natural characteristic of late blossoming tulips which bend over because of the weight of the petals. The beautiful lines of the flowers remind of ballet dancers gracefully performing their dance, spotlighted on either a grey or black backdrop, with one tulip having lost a single petal inevitably marking the final moments of blossoming. We love how Kleiner found all these emotional forms and sentiments through his immaculate positioning, next to the already apparent beauty of the tulip.
Carl Kleiner was born in 1983. He is a photographer and image-maker based in Stockholm, Sweden. The photographer keeps a very low profile. Kleiner seems to have the ambition to define himself only by his work, in which he is most known for his still-life photography and his insightful photographic diary. The photographer has several projects which gathered a lot of rightful attention worldwide, among them the impressive images for a cookbook called ‘Hembakat är Bäst’ for Swedish furniture giant IKEA. Overall, Kleiner doesn’t limit himself in his photography, he uses materials ranging from paper to eggs and from clothes to dolls. His commissioned work consists of a range of clients from IKEA, SONY and Uniqlo, to Wallpaper Magazine, Another Magazine and Creative Review.
Make sure to keep an eye on the photographic diary of Kleiner to get little insights into the life of the photographer.
All Images courtesy of Carl Kleiner at mini title.
For more information on his work see here.