This project was created as a personal exploration into black and white street photography intended to capture the stark, contrasting grandeur of the professional downtown core of Calgary, Alberta. Each picture was captured with a Nikon D7100 and later edited using Adobe Lightroom.
The primary objective of this project was to highlight the sheer scale, luxury and significance of an established business core, but through the mundane perspective of the average passerby. Subjects are framed harshly to deliver an imperfect observation, while city infrastructure further obstructs the view to help illustrate realism. Although colossal and striking, the viewer stands in the shadow of massive capitalist achievements, while the comforts and extravagance of such accomplishments are enjoyed from the outside, looking in.