‘Street Haunting: One Woman’s Journey’
“This book is based on the notion of the flaneuse, the female wanderer, taking inspiration from the discourse that seeks to re-address ‘women’s changing relationship within the social and psychic spaces of the city’ Parsons, D (2000) Street Walking the Metropolis.
Historically recognised as an marginalised persona in a traditionally gendered urban landscape, many female modernist writers, such as Doris Lessing and Virginia Woolf, wrote of the flaneuse as embracing the ‘six dimensional map’ of the city streets, the people, the lives, the sights; advocating the positive female urban experience.
Street Haunting, One Woman’s Journey illustrates my own psycho-geographical experience of city-street wandering, at the same time responding to Virginia Woolf’s own personal experience of loss of the self within the crowd.
The design of this bookwork is inspired by Jan Tschichold’s classicist sensibilities to give a sense of beauty and delicacy, which reflects the feminine atmosphere of this project. ‘Images are both manual and digital SLR.”