My work seeks to illustrate the overwhelming sense of separation we experience as humans in places where it is almost impossible to be alone.
I was always drawn to big cities as a child. I couldn’t explain it, but I knew that’s where I’d end up one day. By photographing urban landscapes, it was clear to me that most of what I perceived about the ‘big city’ was a bit skewed, however. Growing up I was always drawn to architecture, big bustling city scenes, trains, bridges, tunnels, airports, all the things that go to make the urban landscape as we know it.
But what I’ve found after all my years of traveling to various city centers on the east coast of the United States was not as grandiose and joyful as I had imagined it as a child – the cold, crowded sidewalks cast in crumbling cement; the stale sewage smell that fills the air; the giant cast iron gates meant to keep some in and others out. evanfarinholt.com