Die Serie „City“ des englischen Fotografen John MacLean würde ich am ehesten in die Kategorie „Street Photography“ einordnen. Viele Motive beinhalten eine gewisse urbane (Un)Ruhe, allerdings auch oft etwas obskur entrücktes.
Auszug aus dem Text zum Projekt „City“:
‘City is a microcosm of calmness, but one empty of the qualities most easily celebrated,’ suggests MacLean, who liberates the everyday object from the ‘drudgery’ of its existence in his images, and in doing so, ‘Each questions its own history — how it came to reach this place. Here, the photograph can exalt a hosepipe into an object of affection or recast a tree into a flattened, synthetic structure. A machine registers as a nocturnal beacon of light, a collection of trophies seem to have waited their whole lives to come together. In City, the aesthetics of science are cherished in a world of geometries, energy, interference patterns and diffracted colour. Random motion distributes seedlings on a white car bonnet. A block of ice radiates before entropy erases its outline. Underground, neon light generates a deep glow of blue. Chemicals bleed across concrete whilst the camera records the quality of light and the quality of surface.’