CLOSE CONTACT ⏤ Sørensen Leather with Norm Architects and Kinfolk to Create Leather Spheres as Art
Skin. Deep shadows meander through the elevations of the humanoid-like membrane. Abstract organic shapes, all held in subtle nuances of skin colors, from pale apricot over shades of clay to the color of soothing soil. Solid forms, round in their shape, resembling celestial bodies.
At second glance, the human eye unravels the partially portrayed bodily mass, where the strength in position is visible through protruding veins and tense muscular sections. Leather Spheres are carefully placed alongside the human anatomy.
It displays a poetic tale of two entities: one animates the other, a static body with perfect symmetry.
“The images highlight the contrasts and connections between geometric and anthropomorphic shapes, the latter referring to the Greek words anthropos and morphe meaning human form […]”
- Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
CLOSE CONTACT is an intimate exploration of the sphere versus our own human form. Photographed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, partner and co-founder of Norm Architects, the sculptural series juxtaposes the texture of the skin with leather spheres co-created with Sørensen Leather and creative direction by Nathan Williams, co-founder of Kinfolk.
As explained by Bjerre-Poulsen, “The images highlight the contrasts and connections between geometric and anthropomorphic shapes, the latter referring to the Greek words anthropos and morphe meaning human form […]”
Within the imagery lies a coexistence between strength and fragility. A visual composition that places a veil of murky ease upon the eyes. It is an elimination of excess, with serenity within.
Images by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen