Intimate Photos of People Looking at Art

Art theoretical texts about looking at art and the dynamic of the white cube abound, but London-based photographer Mark Blower is recording his findings with his camera. Simply titled People Looking at Art, Blower observes the gallery audience and captures intimate, contemplative moments with the work. “Some [art] invites physical interaction, climbing over, sitting on etc., which seems to put people in a more playful mood, where other shows are much more ‘look but don’t touch,’” Blower told Cool Hunting. “I also really like photographing people looking at the work while reading the press release, trying to find a way into the subject matter.” From the formal to the interactive, these exhibitions invite visitors to experience a spectrum of emotions, all glimpsed by Blower’s camera.

Photo credit: Mark Blower
Photo credit: Mark Blower