Schlof is a series of portraits of people in their sleep. It was very important for the authenticity of the idea, to actually shoot them while they slept. It was quite challenging to capture them in their most profound sleep without waking them up. I had to get a copy of their house keys and sneak in really early in the morning; the braver ones left their front door unlocked. I would then go into their bedroom and climb on their bed to get a frontal view of their face. Some people were aware of my presence; others would just sleep and fart through the whole thing! I then printed these portraits on oversized pillows. The volume of the pillows gave a three dimensional aspect to the faces. The effect of one of these pillows in a bed is stunning. It really is as if someone (with a giant head) is sleeping, creating a strange trompe-l’oeil.
Eva Van Den Bulcke is a member of the Sidlee collective.


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