Analysis Of Midnight In London

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The streets of London consist of various personalities and characters. Whether it is a mass of bustling high-end shops on Oxford Street, eclectic collection of music, art and food in Camden or simply hidden pathways consisting of independent coffee shops, book stores and boutiques in Soho, London is composed of multiple characters. Midnight In London was created to reflect these dynamic personalities, while demonstrating it doesn’t take much just a simple walk or turn of the corner to experience these atmospheres. However, midnight was selected for this project because time contains a powerful hold on not only how the environment changes, but also the ways in which a person experiences them. Midnight is a time I find quite enticing. It is constructed…show more content…
Each photograph was positioned to emphasize the photo next to it and articulate the narration of midnight and London. Striking midnight, Bryanston Square clock begins the series. Placing this image as the starter of the series I felt help provide the illusion midnight in London is occurring, therefore setting up the story for the images to come. Also, being the most different in composition, lighting, and framing, I felt the Bryanston Square stood out as unique from the rest. A powerful, yet ambiguous mood is given off. I wanted the clock at midnight to act as a way of providing viewers with the sensation of not knowing what is coming up next, almost as if to foreshadow the unknown sights and sensations at midnight in London. One does not know what the night will bring once the clock chimes twelve. I then proceeded to alternate tranquil atmospheres and bustling to highlight the contrast in space at midnight. The juxtaposition among the photographs certifies the different atmospheres of spaces. The quietness and softness of Marylebone High Street Square is amplified more with the activeness of a Soho beside. By alternating between the contrasts of the photos, more stress is placed on the individual atmospheric sensations being transcribed in each photograph. And in the process, establishing the illusion one does not need to venture far to experience these varying personalities. These dynamic atmospheres of midnight in London can be experienced simply by turning the corner, or in shifting to the next photograph. The photographs, despite representing and embodying different characteristics build upon one another to tell the spaces of London’s story at
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