Adam Enoch:The Abstract City


Until the age of 25, I had spent my entire life living in a country town. Infrequent journeys to Sydney were a great source of enjoyment, but it was time spent in London, cramped and bustling, where I realised how much I enjoyed being in the city. The inescapable closeness, the constant, droning commotion provided a sense of connectedness, and equally, the opportunity to remain anonymous in a crowd of unfamiliar faces.

A city is defined in three dimensions, by its skyline as much anything, and the feelings evoked by buildings towering above are a confusion of insignificance and awe. Admiration at the ingenuity and resourcefulness to overcome gravity and create the impossibly complex system we take for granted; multitudinous levels of glass and steel casting reflection and shadow; the juxtaposition of old and new; the entanglement of streets and walkways and railways; the rigid lines and angles that are created nowhere in nature but abound in man-made construction. And throughout, the thought that someone, somewhere, designed all this.

This series of pictures looks at the more abstract nature of city architecture, focusing on the curves and angles, the patterns and textures, and occasionally, the colour that enlivens the cityscape that surrounds us.

Images were shot with whichever camera was readily to hand; the black and white frames on B&W film with an Olympus OM-4 SLR , and the colour with a Sony WSC-70 compact digital point and shoot.


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