Photographer Olivier Culmann is Behind the Watching TV Series

By: Lacey-Jane Walsh - Dec 31, 2013
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Talented photographer Olivier Culmann created the 'Watching TV' series, which simply documents different people from different places while they watch TV. Most of these shots focus on people who are sprawled out on the couch wearing blank, almost lifeless expressions.

The idea behind this couch potato series was to show viewers the way in which people become hypnotized by television. The people seen in this series are blankly gazing at their TVs. They're watching fictional characters live instead of actually living themselves. These inactive shots have a sadness to them that is felt by Culmann's audience.

This intriguing series points out that people look almost paralyzed while watching TV. Culmann's clever series turns focus away from fictional characters, preposterous plot lines and elaborate sets, and simply focuses on the people tuning in.