Laundry Around the World Photographed from Below

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New York based photographer Sivan Askayo was walking around the streets of the city one day when she found some colorful laundry hanging around. Inspired by what she saw, she turned the everyday scene into a photographic project that would take her around the world, making stops in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Florence, Venice and Buenos Aires. She titles her project “Intimacy under the wires.”

With each photograph, Askayo attempts to capture the intimacy and anonymity found in the hung laundry. As she explained to ProPhotoDaily:

“Laundry is one of those things that is so mundane, people overlook it. But when you really stop to focus on it, you realize you’re getting this view of something that is very private and personal.”

Through her project Askayo has gained international attention and now receives requests from people around the world asking her to photograph their hanging clothes. To see more of her work check out her website.

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via photojojo

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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  1. What a treat for the eyes! Something so simple in its domesticity becoming artful.
    Love this post!

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