These photographs were take at Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne on a four megapixel Casio QV-R40 digital camera. Shooting only 72dpi jpg, the size of the images are 640 x 480 pixels and the file size under 1Mb, making them incredibly small files. Using the weak flash of the camera (the shiny reflection you see off surfaces), the colour was naturally imparted by the camera under the artificial lights of the underground railway platform.
The photographs picture interstitial spaces (neither here nor there) as commuters transit from work to home in the stygian darkness, a space much like ‘No Man’s Land’ during the First World War, an unstable, hellish place – an indeterminate or undefined place or state / a piece of unowned land or wasteland. Here, in this total consumption (almost rape) of space, people have glowing eyes like the android in the film Terminator, glowing shoes and bags, and implants in their ears. There is also some significance to the split between those who know where they stand in relation to others – and those who simply want to get from a to b. The young men, “know man”, can nearly all be read as knowing where the crowd of people is heading.
My favourite photograph is “13” :
5.57 13 on the clock
then platform 13
then the camera with the light in its eye
then Way Out half seen
Dr Marcus Bunyan
32 images in the series
© Marcus Bunyan
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