by Michael Bullock, Council District 9
Archival Chromogenic print, 2019
Courtesy of the Artist
My work explores urbanism, development, and our surrounding built-environment. The images invoke serenity and stillness in otherwise hectic environments; moments to reflect and recharge before continuing our busy lives. My PORTAL series stems from the geometry I often focus on while shooting. Some images never felt complete so I began superimposing my own geometric overlays to balance or respond to natural and human made features. They also relate to the dreamlike qualities I invoke; they are in a way “portals” to other illusory states and speak to escapism, serenity, and stillness.