Street extraction draws on my experience of interpreting space as an Architect. In isolating images from their setting dislocating scale, form and texture I think one is better able to understand what memory does to configure one’s experience of place. Just as familiar domestic objects employed in still life painting provide a portal for recognisable interpretation; urban extracts do the same for Architecture and the city.
In taking snapshots of abstracted elements of the urban environment it is possible to both tell a story about a setting and also appeal to one’s more deep-rooted emotive experiences. In projecting oneself into the environment of a picture one inadvertently allies certain memories and experiences to it. When strung together these experiences transcend both time and connect with a sense of place. Collectively these contribute to a more global sense of place i.e. the city.