This project’s title ‘Peculiar and Unmistakable’ references Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Arcades Project’, in which he states “Railroad tracks, with the peculiar and unmistakable dream world that attaches to them, are a very impressive example of just how great the natural symbolic power of innovation can be”. This excerpt from Benjamin sums up what I was trying to express in my photographs through the dream-like colours and thealmost surreal shapes and textures.
By disfiguring the high-rise buildings into blurred blocks of repetitive patterns I intended to represent the essence of the modern city from the inside. From afar, the city with all its skyscrapers can clearly be defined and lingers like a snapshot on your mind’s eye. On the inside, however, the city loses that memorable form and buildings merge into one another. This feeling is ever more accentuated from a moving train.