“It may look like a sea of people, but there are so many interesting stories, all colliding silently.”
Alex Prager has long been a favorite of mine. Her series A Face in the Crowd features characters who are from an indeterminable time and place, destroying any sense of era. Their gazes are deliberately vacant, creating images that are hyper-real and, at the same time, hyper-contrived.
“I like to keep it awkward,” says Prager. “If people got a little too happy and a little too connected, then I’ll separate them in post[-production].”
Fun fact: Prager appears in each of the images in a Where’s-Waldo-esque fashion.
The giant set where the scenes were filmed, the entire process taking over a year.