Times Square At 5About this photograph
Nicknamed the crossroads of the world, Times Square has approximately 35,000people crossing it every day. This area of New York is, at all times of the day or night, constantly bustling. This frenetic agitation is definitely what Laurent Dequick aims to represent in this photograph. The photographer adds and superimposes photos of the passers-by in Times Square. This accumulation gives an impression of overpopulation. The entire crowd converges towards a vanishing point incorporated between the skyscrapers. This single crowd movement can also be interpreted as a critique of consumer society which standardizes the masses.Read more Read less
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This 40 year old photographer is an architect by profession. There are signs of this in his work as it is first of all a reflection on contemporary cities and more specifically aboutthe proliferation of modern urban space. Laurent Dequickâ€™s purpose is to accurately convey an impression of frenzy which results from a density of population and activity in urban areas: Â« Along the streets, the lights, the noise, the traffic, the swarms of pedestrians, the blend of smells, are so fascinating that no single shot can entirely capture it. Do choices have to be made? I donâ€™t think so: I donâ€™t want toâ€¦ Â»To translate this urban life congestion into an image, the photographer does not shy away from the juxtaposition, superposition or inlaying of shots. With the same intensity he overlaps photographs representing architectural complexes, main traffic routes and people. He condenses the images like the city condenses the sum of its inhabitantsâ€™ lives. Dequickâ€™s style is reminiscent of cubism in its execution close to abstraction andin his representation of permanent movement.