Archival Inkjet Prints
8” x 45”
This photographic project explores the fleeting experience of the voyage as seen out the window. Made in France, it takes as its starting point the photographic motion studies of Marey and Muybridge and writer Rebecca Solnit’s notion that the work coincided with passenger experience. According to Solnit, the persistence of vision held these motion studies responsible for confluences of art and science. Travel by train allowed Victorians to see the world passing before them in constant motion. Allez continues this conversation through its contemporary street photographs of Paris.
The series attempts to explore the technological influences on contemporary photography through the use of small mobile cameras. While sharing public spaces, the subjects appear fragmented and disconnected. Constantly in motion – a lack of engagement and being present with one another is evident. The photographer too is alone but together with passengers, acting as a voyeur making long continuous and un-manipulated exposures while in constant moving transit.