Head On photo festival
digital print on Epson enhanced matte 197 gsm ultra chrome pigment.
Hornsby railway station and its surrounds is a hub connecting commuters from the Central Coast and distributing them across the CBD and into the demographic heartland of Greater Sydney (Parramatta and beyond). It is a vibrant place with a constant movement of passengers illustrating strong migratory patterns throughout the day and evening.
My photographs create a narrative showing this movement, using the same size frames mirroring the page turning of a book. They were taken over of a period of a few months covering the station life at different time of the day.
The concept of photographing Hornsby Train Station is a continuation into my work on people’s journey; a train station is a place of transit, of arrival and departure, a place in between, a place of waiting. Hornsby has a strong population of migrants[i], of people connecting past and present Australian migration history. Photography can capture that fleeting moment of a train passing, moving onto another destination, that second in time, in a day, in a month.