Les Rues de Paris
A constant watchman looking past what is seen but anticipating what is about to be revealed. The work cogitates the mise en scène of the street juxtaposed with the unscripted narratives of humanity. Charles Nègre was the first to bring the camera to the streets, specifically Paris France in 1851. Following within the pure roots of tradition and unnoticed observations, Les rues de Paris focuses on the multitudes of independent humanistic narratives interacting within layers of time. The camera’s invasive and subjective nature begins within the frame and its ability to include or exclude. Its subjectivity ends there. Human interactions individually spontaneous and overlaid with time, allow true visual metaphors to be observed ever so briefly.