Humans are constantly reconciling each other within the physical spaces they create. This work examines the unscripted movements of peoples that are forced to navigate public space in conscious and subconscious ways. By placing myself in one position and photographing people passing in front of my camera I'm exploring the relationship between the staged and the spontaneous. As I stand in place and make photographs at random intervals my behavior, in part, the picture-making, is inextricable from the behavior of those in the image. As the individuals navigate the space, the images, and my act of making them, reflect a dynamic system of impulse and response. Rather than adjust to what I think will make for the best image, or make conscious decisions about the behavior captured, I actively disassociate the act of making the picture from the idea of traditional composition.
The series attempts to demonstrate the concept that anything observed is inherently changed. Are the effects of my observation quantifiable? Can it be assumed that, like Schrodinger's Cat, these scenes are a representation that was only possible through observation? What of the observation of a third and fourth party? The ease and popularity of image-making has made for a tenuous relationship with technology. We depend on it while simultaneously distrusting it. As such, the normalization of visual surveillance systems may lead to unexpected and unnoticed psychological consequences in the way we perceive ourselves and the manner in which we interact with one another. The suspicion of external observation has long been a tool of both the state and religion in the subjugation of society.