We all know by now that Erik Kessels – owner of KesselsKramer – is one of the most avid curators of vernacular – more specifically amateur, accidental and found – photography. ME TV, a collaboration between Kessels and Thomas Sauvin, is a booklet recently published in Bejing, with only 8 reprinted images of a Chinese woman posing identically in front of her television over a certain period of time. The only thing that changes is her outfit.
If you look at the details, such as her pinkie finger, you see that the photographer – most likely her husband – really made the effort to have her pose identically. It makes you wonder why. In any case, according to Kessels and Sauvin it is done in a way that verges on a work of conceptual art.