This is my first photograph in the symbolic impressionist series 'Oppressio Civitatis' This refers to the oppression of the city. It is an impression of the urban-industrialized reality now that most of us live in. There is a beauty and benefit in this material progress and a cost or many costs to pay. If we take all form, objects, colours and shades to possess both meaning in themselves and in a specific context, then every photograph can make some impression and statement about its place in a given environment and historical period.
This photograph has been composed to allude to a form of imprisonment or prevention but of course it as at the same time a protection and serves a function, it looks over both that which is built and that which runs freely, interestingly this is an artificial waterway, i.e. a man made canal.