Street photography taken on train travels. This photograph was taken during a rainy April day in NYC from an MTA bus. It shows the landscape and scenery that is New York City. it shows a man in dressed in a suit on his way to the office amidst the hustle and bustle of traffic.
Born in Manila, Abigail Chua grew up in the Philippines before moving to the US at the age of 15 where she later completed both her bachelors and postgraduate degree at New York University. Her formative years credited her with many diverse friendships and a colourful, multicultural childhood. The artist describes how, at home, she would sit around the dining table and speak Chinese, Tagalog and Spanish with her parents, turn, and speak in English to her siblings and friends.
Abigail Chua’s photography explores the modern world and the place of humans within it. Working professionally as a construction project manager, her photography frequently engages with themes of industrialisation. We are provided with a unique perspective of an architectural work in process, Chua’s photographs are taken spontaneously in a ‘quick shot’ which captures her particular worldview at any particular moment. Light and or lack thereof is the foundation in much of her work, Chua utilises lighting to manipulate the viewer’s perception, drawing them closer to discern details in the work, or causing them to step back so as to understand the whole picture.