ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
The built environment, static and inanimate, is the stage upon which a walking choreography is played out. The humans, who bring the animate, are spatially arranged as though carefully directed. Have they been conditioned already to act like automatons or self-absorbed passersby uncannily acting out parts in mental isolation? I don't actually direct images but adhere to the rules of candid street photography. I'll often 'build' a shot by waiting for a satisfactory outcome in real time. This, according to other commentators, is perhaps why the images ring true as documentary. Often shot in a half light with a muted colour palette, there at first seems something sad about these corporate scenes but there is an intention to transcend the mundane by sometimes making comical comment on our increasingly designed environment.