This month’s theme is “connectedness” but we also wanted to explore what might be the opposite of this – disconnection. There are times we all want to be disconnected from this city and from our lives, how can we find disconnection in a urban setting, where there’s free wifi and people everywhere?
We asked local photographer Kevin McConnell to spend some time in the city exploring with this “opposite-theme” in mind and I’m proud to share his photo essay.
Are you interested in contributing a photo essay on our monthly theme? Please get in touch. There’s room each month for more than one interpretation of the monthly theme.
Photo by Kevin McConnellThe disconnection of a giant warehouse space now used for car washes and car detailing work, once a part of one of the many heavy industries in this town.
Photo by Kevin McConnellTypically the smokers section of any business always end up being a disconnected collection of chairs set against the back of the business. Take your pick and have a seat.
Photo by Kevin McConnell Old industrial buildings cut deep and disconnected from modern day life around them, yet still used and valued for their character and flaws.
Photo by Kevin McConnell Electrical wires are so disconnected from the natural environment, yet always part of our built environment.
Photo by Kevin McConnellLayers of paint left to gain character. The disconnection of old warehouse buildings steps from the thoroughfare that is Stewardson Way.
Photo by Kevin McConnellThe Front street parkade. Disconnected from the sky and itself as it is starting to be taken down.
Photo by Kevin McConnellThe same containers have been here for years. The disconnection of a moment in time that was abandoned.
Photo by Kevin McConnell The disconnection with the past and the soon to be future. Just behind heritage houses, the construction project takes place.
Photo by Kevin McConnell Seen through the construction fencing, these houses raised up and cut away from the earth await their fate.
Photo by Kevin McConnell Levels 2 and 3 of the Front St Parkade now leading to nowhere against the sky. Disconnection from the past to make way for the future.
Photo by Kevin McConnell The tiny house on the tracks over the bridge to Queensborough at once seems ordinary but also disconnected. It has almost always seemed too nice, as if someone should invite you over for coffee.
Photo by Kevin McConnellWires set against the sky. The network of our cities electrical network disconnected from the modern satellite receiver.
Photo by Kevin McConnellThe heritage houses, more modern low rise apartment and modern apartments in the background are disconnected yet all a part of our urban environment.