Strangers
Project info

The financial districts of big cities have always intrigued me. During the day the office buildings forming these districts are housing so called ‘knowledgeworkers’. As the name suggests the activities of these workers don’t transform the physical reality, but instead deal with abstractions of this reality. An investment bank making money of flash-trade and currency fluctuations seems even to deal with abstract notions only.

This intangible world is, on the outside, represented by the office building. These concrete geometrical shapes reaching for the sky are at odds with the typical human habitat. The pedestrians you see walking in this concrete jungle seem alienated from their surroundings.

In my photos I focus on this human alienation. I use light and composition to create a consistent aesthetic image, leaving only an almost subliminal feeling of this estrangement.