As part of my photography practice, I aim to provide altered perspectives of the many environments I am immersed within. One environment that I am always drawn back to is the city and this project, Dislocation of Space, explores how we navigate through the city and how it affects our perception of space.
When visiting the city, I aimlessly wonder without the constraints of any specific destination in mind, this allows me to observe the things that we tend to overlook. The city is home to many important aspects of our daily lives, it’s a place for us to live, to work, to shop and most importantly it’s a place for community and culture. But the constant navigation through a familiar space can lead us to become less aware of our surroundings.
The series of images above have been captured during my aimless wonderings of the city. These images have not been constructed within photoshop, nor are they made up of multiple exposures, they are purely a collision of the many aspects within the space merged together using the city’s reflective surfaces. These collisions, or accidents, dislocate parts of the city from their original contexts, where historic buildings are forced into modern shopping centres and mannequins are brought out into the street. So, not only are these images depicting what is directly in front of me, but they also show other factors that would normally be beyond the camera’s frame.