This Photographer Traveled The World Playing Dress-Up In Hotels
We're not sure whether to be jealous or just plain creeped out—we're a little of both, actually—but we have to give credit to artist Anja Niemi, who really brushed up on her hotel knowledge for a new exhibition, titled Do Not Disturb. In each of the photographs, Niemi takes on a different female character who essentially becomes a 'part' of the hotel room. See if you can spot her in the above shot, "Room 833." Creepy, right?
But rather than settling for just any old hotel, Niemi instead researched for months to find exactly the right room for each shot. Jealous much? Seriously, artists really live the life sometimes. For this project, Niemi traveled to hotels in New York, Vienna, Berlin and Oslo; and when she arrived, all she had to do was play dress-up and pose for the camera. The desire to change career paths completely and become a photographer's assistant has never been stronger.
Read on to find out where you can check out the entire collection!
As we said, we have to give Niemi some credit. As it turns out, she's just as much a hotel geek as us, and, even better, she's managed to make some cool art of it.
"I have always loved hotel rooms. I love the privacy and the anonymity and I spend a long time choosing the right room. It's like selecting the backdrop for your holiday."
Do Not Disturb is on view at the Little Black Gallery in London from March 27 to April 21.
[Photo: Conde Nast Traveler]