Reflecting on the Mundane
Reflecting on the Mundane is a final portfolio that revolves around a series of photographs capturing ordinary everyday people doing ordinary things through their behaviour or body language. A quote by Edwin E. Slosson explains this, “the ordinary man under ordinary circumstances interests us most because he is most akin to us”. Through the usage of being in the car this enhances that notion of people going about their everyday business through the streets, as they enter and flicker through your life in a matter of minutes. The aim was to keep an eye out for unplanned scenarios that would gauge the viewer’s attention, through using a wide-angle lens to capture more information in the image.
Visual influencers include Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Henri Cartier-Bresson as well as Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris-Webb.