Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher Explores The Delicate Tension Around The Concept Of Being In Control

Though the poses they strike seem impossible -a purple-suited person seems to slam head-first into a grassy field, while a figure in blue appears to tip backwards into an empty swimming pool-these stunning images aren’t the product of Photoshop manipulation. Created in conjunction with two dancers from the Stockholm dance company, Impossible Balance is a photo series done entirely in-camera, photographed by Marcus Palmqvist, with a concept and art direction by Gem Fletcher.
Gem Fletcher: “I want to create work that provokes emotion and challenges perceptions. Discovering and guiding young and emerging photographic talent is central to my work. I’m always on the hunt for individuals who seek to reshape and redefine the medium … Impossible Balance explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control. We worked with two accomplished dancers from the Stockholm dance company and shot all the movement in camera”.

Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control

Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control

Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control

Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control

Impossible Balance: Gem Fletcher explores the delicate tension around the concept of being in control

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