When I was in London, even though the city isn’t new to me, I still had this overwhelming feeling of isolation. There are so many people (strangers) there that it becomes apparent how alone you are. I wanted to try and recreate the feeling I felt as I was walking through the city, I attempted this by using photoshop layering with some of the images I took as I walked.
I think this piece of work fits into Migration because I was visiting the city, and I was surrounded by various other people who each had different intentions for being there. It was the large amount of people that gave me this reaction.
Both of these pieces are not up to standard but I thought i’d include them anyway. The layers made it too dark, so i’d need to lighten some of the images more or use less layers. I started with the image on the right with the thought of movement, people at different angles, travel, lights. I thought it was too messy and didn’t really say much to me, so then I deleted one layer and replaced it with a dead pan self portrait. I tried to carefully adjust the opacity of the layers so that you can easily see my face but also see that it is faded into the movement of the city. I prefer this one however still feel it is too dark.