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Project "Street of my city" To catch what surrounds me, to capture the reality I am passing with each day, to explore emotions and create a fra… Read More
Project "Street of my city" To catch what surrounds me, to capture the reality I am passing with each day, to explore emotions and create a frame that consist not only of buildings but my emotions in a first place. I observe, I am looking for an uncommon reality … I am looking to capture contrasts of the city I live in. Most importantly, I still want the city to be untouched. I do not want to make any difference. I am not there to influence the city… the city influences me. Warsaw as a city is a perfect place to follow. It is almost like a head-on collision when I see sky raisers on one side and a peaceful country side just right the opposite. To me it is like a massive abstract seeing in a mirror reflection … as all that exist and happen in one city only. The idea of the project came to my mind in 2009. It was actually the time I purchased my first iPhone. Despite the fact I do have the access to a professional camera kit, I decided to use that new and handy tool to capture the world that surrounds me. I also wanted to stay unseen in the public. Mobile phones are so obvious these days so no one even put attention on me. I have that feeling that I am almost perfectly invisible. Nowadays technology and all accessible apps let me work on post-production whenever I want, wherever I am with my mobile/cell. All my frames are purely a subjective refection of the city as myself see it. Some people can describe it as cliché or low quality photography but others may discover a unique and unknown fragment of the city. To me all photographs included into the project brings that tangible proof of existence of all beautiful places hidden under the skyscrapers built for and by the richest. Warsaw has “many faces” and as long as the whole surface of the city is not glassed and reinforced, everyone can find a real character of the city that is endless and always alive. "Street of my city" Project consists of approximately 900 photographs and is carried out and post-produced exclusively with the iPhone. The project is developed for three years already and the end of creation has not been planned yet. Photo © Barbara Gibson Read Less
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