Orderly Switzerland – Photography by Nicolas Faure

Documenting the urban areas of Switzerland has been an work in progress for Nicolas Faure for many years. At one point, he realized that the photographs which he had been taking were actually quite fascinating. So while he was never actively scouting for subjects, he kind of stumbled across these places while doing his job...

Faure's series called "Alles in Ordnung" shows some unusual photographs depicting a stereotypical sense of Swiss orderliness.

At first sight, everything looks all too normal. For instance, a pile of snow that was built neatly and with care:

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, Arolla (VS), November 2004 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, Rose de la Broye (FR), Januar 2007 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, Exercice de sauvetage, Mont-Russelin Sud (JU), September 1998 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, Région Visp (VS), Mai 2006 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Or take a Swiss teenager's room: It looks messy, but at closer inspection, books are stacked in order and with a system:

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, La Chambre, Oktober 2004 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

Nicolas Faure - Alles in Ordnung(Copyright Nicolas Faure, Le jardin de René, Bourdigny (GE), Februar 2011 - Courtesy Museum im Bellpark Kriens)

So when you take some extra time to look at Faure's photographs, it is this very normalcy which radiates a kind of fascination, Cool, huh?

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