Metropolight

In 2015, I walked over 3600 kilometres through some of the world’s most metropolitan areas, photographing people in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, London or Seoul. Despite how physically close to each other people in large cities work, commute and live together, they tend to be generally distant and alienated from each other. For my first book Metropolight, I put together 35 photographs that explore the emotional charge, or lack thereof, of the 21st century metropolis.The urban tendencies towards indifference and a reserved attitude are a manifest of a struggle to maintain personal space where individuals can harbour their unique and complex personalities. Hopefully, the book is a record of this struggle; of what the city moulds us into, and how we try to remain authentic to ourselves at the same time.

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