1000 Bedrooms

 

1000 Bedrooms -  bedroom portraits photographed on black and white film, in the bedrooms of Australia and around the world. 

To be a part of the journey, please check out www.1000bedrooms.com and hit follow if you're on tumblr - or if Instagram is your thing hit up @1000bedrooms

I'm always looking for new bedrooms and their inhabitants, so do feel free to get in touch if you'd like to take part. It doesn't take long, and you'll be part of something bigger than you and me combined :)

 

To be a part of the journey, please check out www.1000bedrooms.com and hit follow if you're on tumblr - or if Instagram is your thing hit up @1000bedrooms

I'm always looking for new bedrooms and their inhabitants, so do feel free to get in touch if you'd like to take part. It doesn't take long, and you'll be part of something bigger than you and me combined :)

 

 

1000 Bedrooms has been featured in print and online publications in Australia and around the world.

 

Visual News

A bedroom can tell a lot about a person’s character. Where we sleep and the area surrounding area often reflects our personal style and shows a glimpse at how our brains are organized, yet our bedrooms are intimate places that not many people will see. Photographer Margaret Ellen Burns from Sydney, Australia, gives us a peek into those secret worlds as she treads forward on her mission to photograph 1,000 bedrooms with their people in them. She takes the photographs on black and white 35mm film with an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic camera that used to be her mother’s.

 

Your Friends House

Margaret Ellen Burns started her 1000 Bedrooms project with the goal of capturing a thousand portraits from around the world by December 31st, 2015. But by the looks of the site at the moment, she won’t need so long. The Sydney photographer set out to portray human beings in the most truthful way possible, and there was no better place to do that than in their own, most personal spaces.

“For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.” – Diane Arbus

 

O Globo Rio

Depois, subiu a marca para cem quartos, até então todos australianos, com o objetivo de montar uma exposição com o material. Agora, a missão ficou mais ambiciosa: clicar mil quartos, do mundo todo, até o dia 31 de dezembro de 2015.

Com uma câmera Asahi Pentax Spotmatic 35mm, que era de sua mãe, Margaret registra em preto e branco homens e mulheres, de idades diferentes, em seus habitats. Às vezes, o plano é fechado e pouco pode ser apreendido. Em outras, muito é revelado: o bicho de estimação, os pôsteres colados na parede, uma enorme coleção de sapatos, a palavra “realista” escrita na parede incansáveis vezes.

 

 

Republica Italy

Fotografare mille camere da letto, in Australia e nel resto del mondo, entro il 2015. E' questo l'ambizioso progetto di Margaret Ellen Burns, residente a Sydney, che attualmente ha immortalato circa 150 stanze e gli individui che le abitano per la sua serie 1000 Bedrooms, fatta di scatti rigorosamente in bianco e nero. "Ho scelto le camere da letto come filo conduttore perché mi danno la possibilità di fotografare le persone in qualsiasi punto e posizione, senza costringerli ad assumere pose prestabilite e innaturali" spiega Ellen Burns, che aggiunge: "Recluto i miei soggetti ovunque: in strada, sull'autobus, nei negozi. All'inizio era difficile, ora il compito è agevolato dalle foto già fatte che posso mostrare. Sono alla ricerca, comunque, di volontari che si prestino per degli scatti fuori dall'Australia".

(a cura di Pier Luigi Pisa)

 

The Heavy Collective

Most used camera? My mums old pentax asahi spotmatic.