Cities consist of a multitude of spaces, from liminal to recreational, social and playful, however; behind a lens, these constructed, specific purposes meld into one. Through the artifice of an image, a location can be transformed. I was intrigued to attempt to alter this array of spaces into liminal states, seeing as this idea being constantly caught in between urban disorder and function is quite fascinating; to be isolated from the world whilst being at the centre of it. The lack of sensibility and human connection within these photographs of common urban scenery disassociates said places from their typical connotations and places them within this elusive state of in between and artifice.
Abandonment from these common attributions forces one to reconsider what is ever true within a city, as well as a photograph, if they can be so easily manipulated and disconnected from their purposes. The artifice of a photograph creates false narratives and impressions that place the city in a state of illusion and deception – never allowing it to settle or transition into its true form, removing any established ground it once had, and preserving it in a state of liminality.

Is everything we perceive artifice, or is the way we are taught to associate with these subject’s artifice?





Cities consist of a multitude of spaces, from liminal to recreational, social and playful, however; behind a lens, these constructed, specific purposes meld into one. Through the artifice of an image, a location can be transformed. I was intrigued to attempt to alter this array of spaces into liminal states, seeing as this idea being constantly caught in between urban disorder and function is quite fascinating; to be isolated from the world whilst being at the centre of it. The lack of sensibility and human connection within these photographs of common urban scenery disassociates said places from their typical connotations and places them within this elusive state of in between and artifice.
Abandonment from these common attributions forces one to reconsider what is ever true within a city, as well as a photograph, if they can be so easily manipulated and disconnected from their purposes. The artifice of a photograph creates false narratives and impressions that place the city in a state of illusion and deception – never allowing it to settle or transition into its true form, removing any established ground it once had, and preserving it in a state of liminality.

Is everything we perceive artifice, or is the way we are taught to associate with these subject’s artifice?