When tasked with exploring the concept of Atea (a site of intersection) I started to analyse and identify how we build complex barriers around ourselves while alone in a public space by how we present ourselves; our bearing and expression. The resulting photography series captures fleeting impressions of this idea.
The subjects of my photographs are fascinating partly because of their faces, in which we read a large number of silent signals, and partly because if they weren't captured in this moment as a photograph, we would be indifferent to them. This gives each subject a mysterious individuality. These random people all have stories to tell, but their story is not clearly revealed to a passerby - or the viewer - and they didn't intend for it to be. I explored Atea in more of a metaphorical sense, with the intersection site being natural human expression and the affixing of facades over it while transitioning through a public space.