Philip-Lorca diCorcia is an American photographer, his work is a compilation of snapshots and exaggerated staged compositions. From 1980 onwards he began installing lights in pavements in various settings which would then illuminate subjects. The end result was the 2000 series ‘Heads’ which showcased 17 portraits of people who were unaware of the camera or the fact they were being photographed. diCorcia used a long lens and a strobe light mounted on a scaffold in Times Square and the light was triggered from afar creating very cinematic images as they isolate a single person from the crowd.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s work inspires me to capture the everyday and spying on people going about their daily lives without their reaction to the camera. ‘Heads’ includes many subjects with a blank expression and a far off gaze something which previously drew my eye in my other decisive moment shoots.