Time is the one of life's keywords. Is "success" all about getting as much as we can in our limited life? Here are three interesting stories from FIVEFOOTWAY's latest issue on... you guessed it: "TIME". Topics covered are the disconnect between globalization and culture, the idea of "buying" and biding time with technology and money, and the effects of chain stores on our livelihoods.
FIVEFOOTWAY’s latest issue “TIME”, as stated in the Foreword by Adib Jalal, explores “…the ideas of TIME and our built environment, the stories told in this issue reminds us of the cycle of life, of the seasons, of night and day, of start and end.”
Concourse Conundrum by Rachel Koh is an adequately titled piece that makes you contemplate transitional spaces and planes such as time with the airport as the backdrop – perfect.
“Time waits for no man, but the airport does. It is a waiting room that waits on you. Poignant was the sight of these trolleys and the baggage collection conveyor belt. They remain in formation they until the next flight arrives, forever waiting – it’s “life” not even for lugging baggages but more so, waiting for a user, any user."
Check out her reflections on each of her panorama Spinner 360 shots taken from within the Changi Airport.
Of his photo-composition and inspiration Jax tells us “I wanted to capture the various languages of our public groundscape. However, these homogenous images of the public groundscape do not ignite the cultural cognition, which is crucial to the experiential imageability of the city.”
A Time for Everything by Samuel He is about the phenomenon of the desire for convenience in society. While chain stores such as ubiquitous fast food chains and coffee shops make living a fast-paced-life easier, it’s also a dominant force in our life which determines our lifestyle.
“The word “society” finds its origins from Latin words"societas"which refers to a friendly association with others, and “socius” which means as sociate or companion. Yet other are others who view these all-night outlets as an alternative option to meeting up with groups of friends whose schedules may not be easy to coordinate. "
He captured people’s daily life in department stores, among others, with the LC-Wide. Familiar situations can be observed in our daily lives, tagged to them the questions of whether or not we’re becoming more selfish and individualistic with the way we lead our lives with society’s vices.
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