Sunday, 11 April 2010

Favourite Photographers - Philip-Lorca diCorcia

This is one of the photographs from the series Streetwork by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. In this series diCorcia wanted to capture the unexpected citizens of a busy, packed and bustling city without them knowing there was a photographer and a camera in sight. Philip-Lorca managed this by setting up a wireless remote flash kit and then waited for subjects he felt was best suited for his series. Thanks to this technique diCorcia manages to get these candid photographs of people that walked the busy streets of a large city without having them become aware of the camera, as we all know when people know there is a camera around they are never their true selves.

What I like about this series is that due to the style of the photographs and how they were taken, diCorcia has captures the many people that walk down the same hectic, full of activity and lively walkway every day but each subject seems alone, isolated and disconnect from everyone else around them. This then shows the life of people that live and work in a demanding large city.

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