The emotional life of the protagonists ebbs and flows across the photos — pulsing with the electric gaze of lovers, sinking into repose with the glazed-eyed boredom of an office drone. A man walks across an empty street, past a billboard of a woman’s face blown-up to uncanny, larger-than-life proportions, and we feel the alienation of modern life. A kid throws a tantrum; a uni graduate is congratulated; coffees are consumed; cigarettes are rolled; the buzz of life goes on.
GEORGINA MCWHIRTER is a twenty-something Aucklander-turned-Dunedinite. She is editor at Otago University Press and has an MA (Hons) in film and media studies.