A Day in the Life
Series of 8 digital photographs
24″ x 36″ each
I am interested in the symbolism of the airport as a place of metamorphosis. This series of 8 photographs were taken in the now closed Terminal 2 at Pearson Airport in Toronto. These photographs are surreal explorations of the desire for personal transformation, contrasted with the realities of mass tourism, immigration and border controls. This project also explores the workings of the airport microcosm, and the many invisible people within this world who keep things moving.
The photographs are set in the airport restroom and lounge, and feature a group of women of South Asian descent (a cleaner, security officer, flight attendant, businesswoman, and a holiday traveler with a baby). The surreal narrative emerges through the interactions of these individuals from different walks of life, within this isolated environment.