The central focus of the photographs of Isabelle Wenzel is the body as a physical form, rather than people themselves. By making a photograph, she freezes a pose in time as it were, and in doing so she draws attention to the sculptural qualities of the body. Usually, Isabelle sets her own body before the camera, giving away her acrobatic skills. Within the seconds that the self-timer allows her, she takes up an impossible position and continues to hold it until the camera has clicked.
In order to achieve a certain image, the maneuvers need to be carried out repeatedly. In this way, Wenzel does her own little experimental performance in front of the camera, which captures it for us in ‘frozen’ form as a photograph.