Covid Bike Barbican London

Stay on the bike

During the strict lockdown I attached a camera to my bike on my once a day exercise outings. The rules were:
Set the camera to shoot a frame every five seconds
Cycle for 45 mins
Touch nothing
Stay on the bike
I’ve deliberately left the wonky angles uncorrected to maintain the fugitive, snatched, quality of the photos as I cycle. I’ve also left the wide-angle distortions in place to maintain a sense of the buildings collapsing or morphing. ‘The time is out of joint’.

I noticed that I needed a single person in each photo to make the city look deserted. Without a human figure, the city looks merely empty. I suppose someone needs to be there to experience the desertion.