After weeks of working on my set, going out to do a bit of street photography as well as some staged shots I've finally got this project completed. In this collection I didn't want to take the traditional approach to street photography. I wanted to explore about the homeless and try and create some visual ideas that touch on this subject.
I could have got a lot more pictures of the homeless, however, having a 50mm lens for the most part it was to obvious that I was taking their picture. I did think about going up and asking them if it was ok but I chickened out.
As my subject matter was related to street people and the homeless, I wanted to create a cardboard city. A world made from recycled materials such as drink cartons, boxes, newspapers and what not. I used two foam boards to build up my base that everything would sit on. From there I started to slap on PVA glue and ripped up newspaper. While that was drying I started to do the same with drink cartons, which would later become houses.
It just so happened that we had pizza's the night before I started this project, they had the perfect cardboard that I wanted to create my paths with.
When I came to make the doors I used one piece of card and cut out strips that I stuck on to create the traditional frame. Inspired by the work of Matthew Albanese I reached for the kitchen cupboard to use rice as door handles. I just used a black permanent marker to colour the rice before I glued them to the doors.
And here are a couple of the final edited images (you can see the full collection on my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87206424@N04/albums/72157657893899225):