The Treehouse // An Urban Installation by Robert Holden

published in: Photography By Ricardo Hernandez, 12 May 2011

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photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

In times where density, chaos and monetization dictate our daily lives, we need a voice that is hoping and showing us the opposite. We all feel the need for that escape, that alcove or oasis where we can be one with ourselves, one with nature. The Treehouse, an urban intervention by Parisian based photographer Robert Holden conveys just that.  It is not necessarily a window into someone's life or perhaps a specific location that makes us reserve an immediate ticket through Kayak, it is simply a subjective documentary approach.

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

The stunning 49 photographs portray a harmonious lifestyle between people, nature and ourselves. It shows a commitment to live a life away from chaos, from monetization and find happiness carrying our existence where the highest value is not money or objects that define our status and class. The photographs are currently being displayed through different architectural interventions by VAMOS Architects across facades around DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, where people can reflect on their own choices, creating an internal discourse with the self and New york City as the backdrop to those images. All the pictures are printed in very large scale thanks to the visionary wallpaper company FLAVOR PAPER.

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

The visual narrative is seductive, hopeful, unifying, serene and full of life.  A Yatzer favorite and a must see if you are around New York City during the NYPF (New York Photo Festival) 2011 (11 - 15 May).
The Treehouse, will be on view until the 31st of May 2011.

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden

photo © Robert Holden


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    ted | 2011-06-22 02:07:44

    Wow, if we went back to nature we would all be good looking!

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    Kelley | 2012-02-17 02:39:46

    I think that's sarcasm, maybe. It's not that they're beautiful because they go back to nature, but because they are comfortable.

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