Samantha Schubert Shoots Back-Breaking Captures

Learning to Love the State I Am is a set of photographs shot in the urban Baltimore environment by photographer Samantha Schubert. Unlike the infamous and viral appropriation of planking, these shots are not about standing out in an environment, but fitting in.

Using the materials and environments found around the city, Schubert takes gorgeous shots of a faceless body limbering through the metropolis. The uprooting of Schubert from her forest-surrounded life in upstate New York developed her interest in observing the "unconscious repetition that surrounds oneself" in the natural human environment.

Samantha Schubert hits a positive note and a noteworthy concept with her collection. Perhaps we all need to learn to love the state we are in.