Of Drill And Ceremony with Clemens Ascher
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We are happy to report for duty once again for Clemens Ascher to composite and retouch his new series "Of Drill and Ceremony".

As part of a large body of personal work that examines different measures of societal control, Clemens Ascher surprised us with yet another brilliant series - this time of staged soldiers in a surreal military bootcamp. The abstract scenes isolate mementos of military life in a fictional regime. Similar to his other projects, Clemens is using strong, graphic elements, and even reintroduces 'The Red Drink', a fictional beverage that ties to the namesake series in which he explores facets of consumerism. 

After the photographer captured the soldiers, our London team composited the images from a library of background elements Clemens provided, creating detached structures within an empty desert. We added a sand storm to disguise the vastness of the desert and in some images soldiers almost dissolve into the background, engulfed by the sand.

As Clemens states: "Like always in my works any resemblance to “reality" is entirely coincidental." Or, is it not?? Decide for yourself...
Fig. 264a — LEFT FACE

Fig. 7d — PULLING THE TRIGGER


Fig. 27d — APPROACH THE HANDSHAKE


Fig. 36d — HANDLING THE BULLET


Fig. 26e — THE REGIME'S STRATEGY


Fig. 49f — THE CORRECT SALUTE


Fig. 71a — SHOULDERING THE MACHINE GUN


Fig. 365b — GUARD DUTY


Fig. 356b — SECOND LIEUTENANT IN RECREATIONAL MODE


Fig. 15f — GUARDING THE SUPPLY LINE


Fig. 75a — THE EXPULSION


Fig. 4c — CAMOUFLAGED SNIPERS


Fig. 59a — HANDING OVER THE PANZERFAUST


Fig. 23b — THE SACRIFICE


Fig. 1d — PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


Fig. 44a — BLAME THE SUSPECT


Fig. 44b — DENOUNCE THE SUSPECT


Fig. 289c — CONTEMPLATION


Fig. 99a — WANDERING OFF INTO THE DESERT
Photographer: Clemens Ascher

Post Artists: Kate Brown, Aljaz Bezjak, Maria Luisa Calosso, Riikka Eiro /  Recom Farmhouse London

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