Photographer's Note

I was travelling on the metro in Barcelona with Juan (JFS) and Krys (Krychu30) when I noticed the man sitting directly opposite me who was very intent on what he was doing. It was the reflections in his glasses that caught my attention. He was lost in his virtual world and now he will exist in mine as his image is reproduced to be consumed and interpreted many times over taking on a meaning of it's own without me or anyone who views this actually knowing who he is. So I had a few thoughts about this:

A two dimensional digital world there for all to see
I captured him in mine whilst he was not looking at me
A virtual world where his eyes should be
I had visions for his future, digitally
whilst I wondered 'in reality, who is he?'

He's a snapshot, captured in a moment, fixed in time
What was once paper and chemicals now replaced by 0's and 1's
in a cyberspace vacuum that goes on and on.
But I am a fan of such binary flows
and websites designed for the whole world that show
we know thousands of people that we don't actually know

And I realise with insight this instant
how reality has become so distant
In a future tense and slightly askew
I will only ever have a virtual negative of you.


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