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The Alban Grosdidier 'Drowning' Series is a Breathe of Fresh Air

 - Jul 13, 2012
References: albangrosdidier & dejoost.nl
The Alban Grosdidier 'Drowning' series provides an examination into the anxiety of claustrophobia. The Paris-based photographer and graphic designer Alban Grosdidier submerged models under water in order to capture their involuntary reactions. Each of the portraits provides a different reaction, showing various ways to cope as the water slowly begins to suffocate them.

Yet, the project is not just about coping with the water, it has a much deeper message. On his website, Grosdidier describes the Drowning series as, "project that talks about the feeling of submersion that you can have living in a big city." This stifling is perfectly alluded to within the series, as models either fight to get out or tranquilly accept their states. And, as Grosdidier points out, the reactions are endless, therefore so are the possibilities of the series.