The work with a long history. I started it back in 2007, it looked completely different at the time.
I loved the photo that I saw in Internet during the reference searching and decided to recreate it in 3d. I modelled a geometry, made textures (at that times it was necessary to shoot them manually) and rendered. But it was no beautiful and I gave up the work for a thirteen years. When I came back in the end of the 2019, I realized the potential of it. The main thing was that I still loved the atmosphere of the original foggy photo. There is something urban and factory in it.
Now I had all the power of the Internet. I found this place on Goggle Maps and remodelled a city with a right proportions, added the raft and the plants. Then new obstacles became and the rest of work — the photoshop — I have been making during the whole 2020 year, leaving it time-to-time and coming back, and looking for advices of the people on forums.
The final version I think is a first image with a foggy deserted city and a man who looks for something or someone. I think that the final atmosphere reflects the 2020.
First I thought to name the work after the city's name — "Manchester". Then I decided to reflect modern time: "Quarantine", "Self-isolation".
Finally I decided that the brightest variant is a searching. There was a philisoph Diogenes once, he walked in Athens with a lamp and said: "I'm looking for a human". It seems that this year we are all looking for him.