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Strangely Surreal Photography

Torbjorn Rodland Unveils His Unusual Photos at the Algus Greenspon

— October 14, 2013 — Fashion
Norwegian photographer Torbjorn Rodland is celebrating his first solo show in New York at the Algus Greenspon Gallery. Rodland transforms the ordinary objects and subjects in his photos into something unpredictable by infusing within them elements of surrealism, eroticism and humor. The photographer explains, “One way a photograph can be successful is it it’s a surprising but precise take on something that you suspect could become your reality.”

Rodland’s unusual images include a torso wrapped in sausage-links and an empty starbucks cup propped up on a nude derriere. I would advise you not to look for rhyme or reason in Rodland’s work; simply enjoy the peculiar strangeness of his images as they come. Rodland will be at the Algus Greenspon from now through October 19th - and expect the unexpected.
Trend Themes
1. Surreal Photography - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring new ways to capture and transform ordinary objects and subjects into unexpected and thought-provoking images.
2. Eroticism and Humor in Photography - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Pushing the boundaries of traditional photography by infusing elements of eroticism and humor into the visuals, creating unique and engaging content.
3. Surprising and Precise Takes on Reality - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leveraging the power of unexpected yet precise photography to challenge conventional notions and provide a fresh perspective on everyday life.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introducing unconventional photography techniques and concepts to redefine artistic expression and captivate audiences.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilizing surreal photography to create compelling and attention-grabbing visuals for advertising campaigns, challenging traditional norms and engaging consumers.
3. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating surreal and provocative photography styles into fashion editorials and campaigns to create a unique brand identity and generate buzz in the industry.
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