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James White

Killarney Heights High School

Artwork title
Platform
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

Living in large, modern, overcrowded cities can be overwhelmingly lovely. You see thousands of people everyday but you are alone – being so close but so separated from society keeping you removed and anonymous. Underground in an inner city railway station; your feeling of vulnerability is heightened; you are unaware of what these people have done before or what they might be capable of doing.

There is no better medium to express this mood than with large-scale prints from medium-format photography with photographic voyeuristic undertones: the mystery and movement of innocent and not-so-innocent people disappearing off an underground railway station platform.