The Box is a long-running series of photos of young women (mostly nude) posing inside a box without a lid, 1 metre square and 50 cm deep. Two holes are placed in three of the four sides to function as hand- and footholds. The box is placed on its end.
The size of the box presents a challenge, since the ‘rules’ generally require the models to stay within its confines. Tall women pose differently from short women; dancers pose differently from athletes. Most people are incredibly inventive and have to be told to take an occasional break; a very small minority don’t have a clue. Naturally enough, they don't figure in the series.
While the series clearly demonstrates the flexibility, creativity and daring of these young women, it also functions as a pictorial typology of basic actions such as balancing, crouching, bending, hanging, jumping, kneeling, leaning, lying, sitting, squatting, standing, stretching, twisting, etc.