A place to relief work, a place to arrive, this is the town of Harrison. As work sucks into people's energy, a time of rest is essential at the end of the day. This is a documentation of the transportation to that time of rest. A capture into the life of multiple kinds of commuters was done. A bold style of black and white was implemented to portray a sense of darkness to their world on their way home. How the world becomes invisible to light during times when people just want to arrive their beloved home. This photo was taken in the rebuilt area of Harrison, where many people arrive
home from New York. On a busy evening of people commuting, I went to the area of commuters' arrival. My initial thought was to try and document subjects in particular with a black and white style to portray the theme mentioned above. Walking through the busy area for two hours, I froze when I encountered this view. I thought of a couple of technical things and then prepared to wait for the next hour to get a good photograph. Many people passed by, but I didn't get the photo I wanted. After 30 minutes, I saw a woman arrive at the spot and took the photo as soon as I got to the specific moment in which everything aligned inside of the frame, boom, masterpiece. Or I thought so...
The process in which I edit my photos is time-consuming but worth the effort. I basically edit the frame on specific areas of it, adding brightness and darkening other parts. This with black and white is a good combination for a street photo, but with more potential for analysis, as many of the adjustments in the frame mean something, but sometimes they're not noticeable.
What I intended to portray with this photograph, is the late hours of movement, in
which many people find themselves going home after a long day at work. Commuters are a common, but interesting group of people to document I think. The way humans behave compared to the origins of humanity (when we used to talk to each other) is very different. I believe it's important to document the human change.
[Tune in next week, I post blogs every Friday!]
by Sebastian Lopez, April 3, 2020.