Bed Jumping: Subversive Mid-Air Art of Mattress Bouncing


From childhood, we know that beds are supposed to be for sleeping … but that bouncing up and down on them can be much more fun (perhaps in part because it is so strictly forbidden). So what does that look like when you freeze time by taking a photograph of this frowned-upon activity? That is what this short series of pictures seeks to show.

White walls, a bare mattress and a simple white sheet-and-pillow set make a fine foil for these photos – the poses of people in mid-bounce become the focus, as well as the state of dishevelment in which the sheets and pillows end up in each shot.

Titled Dreamers, this small photo shoot by a series of German students is also, indirectly, a good reminder that a complex bed is no better than a minimalist one when you consider that the person sleeping (or playing) in it is the point of its design in the first place.

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