Let me immediately hold my hand up and say that this is not a good picture – but I’m posting it to give an idea of what I was aiming at. If I could just have got a little more definition in her face, all would be much better – or >>> perhaps >>> her diffuse definition, amongst the crisply defined mobility machines, is what this is all about.
I suppose I’m looking at unreality, with the pensive motorist cocooned within her metal and glass machine, and areas of the colour which show strangely through in opposing corners of the frame, and endless similar machines, seen through her car’s window, forming the backdrop.
We are surrounded by – we are contained within and hemmed in by – our mechanised means of unnaturally enhanced mobility. And whereas our machines are beautifully coloured and defined, we are colourless and fading – almost invisible now – inside this mechanised and mobile, metal and glass world.
Canon G11 with zoom at 140mm (35mm equivalent); 200 ISO; converted to mono, and with partial colour restoration, in Silver Efex Pro 2.