Christian Mackie


(2014 - ongoing)

Medium: Portra 400 (35 & 120), Portra 160 (35), Kodak Tri-X 400 (35 & 120)

"ALONE APART" is a series of photographs taken in a variety of locations that focuses on solitary figures who are lost within their grand  surroundings.

This work explores the concept of the everyday distance we impose upon ourselves while we navigate a world that must be shared. In many cases, we choose to create space between us and others in a deliberate effort to make ourselves as unknowable as possible. It can be a jarring experience to be seen when you would rather not be - either as an observer, or as the observed. 

By inhabiting these spaces alongside the subjects, this work seeks to make the viewer feel uncomfortable about their role in interrupting the moment, and breaking the illusion that we are ever truly alone and unobserved. 

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