Justin Baker

Last Hour, 2017

Last Hour utilises photography as a medium for documentation of our interaction with urban space. The photographs are dramatic cinema-like stills utilising a language that while rooted in reality also suggests a moody and dreamy essence. The photographs are portraits taken of individuals at the Sydney Opera House forecourt, photographed in the final light of the day. The Opera House is one of Australia’s main tourist destinations, although the series provides a representation that reduces these familiar associations and instead focuses on visualising a feeling of isolation with the subjects. The dark lit photographs show subjects who have been photographed unknowingly, as they experience their own fleeting moment in time.