Crush is a series of twenty large black and white photographs (210 x 160 cm). Crush, the new work by Paul Kooiker, follows on from Showground (2004). Once again he uses his studio as the location and photographs nude models. The works create the illusion of being made at a crime scene: hastily taken photographs, edgy, tense. The surroundings seem bleaker and feel like a battlefield deserted in panic or a runway after a well-attended air show. Attributes such as cushions, furniture and a vacuum cleaner are scattered around and models are left to their fate in awkward poses. The photographic works show the moment before the descent of an ominous silence.