Curious Upside-Down Portraits Showing the Stress of Unemployment

Spanish photographer Marc Vicens wanted to capture the stress and pain of the ongoing economic crisis, so he found a bunch of unemployed people and asked them to hang upside-down for right-side-up portraits. His goal of the series, titled “Hanging,” was to creatively portray the feeling of anxiety that dominates the daily life of these individuals.

Here are some more of the photographs in the set:

You can find the rest of the project over on Vicens’ website.

If you’re a fan of this concept, check out this series of upside-down portraits by Bruton Stroube Studios that we featured a couple of years ago. The idea is similar, but the results were much more bizarre.

(via Xatakafoto)

Image credit: Photographs by Marc Vicens and used with permission

  • Dan Howard

    tit’s look better up-side-down

  • Hector Sanchez

    isn’t the whole point of Rembrandt lighting to look natural?

    the keylight is too low and it’s down firing.

  • Jared Monkman

    agreed, that’s the first thing I noticed. It’s distracting

  • Renato Murakami

    this is a cool idea. They don’t look comfortable.

  • VBB

    i wouldn’t hire a single one of them. they all look very weird