Fernando Vallejo captures the loneliness and alienation of living in a big city with his aptly-titled series 'Isolated.'
Vallejo focuses on the subject, and nothing else, by removing the bustling city background from the equation. A photo without context is a curious thing; we don't realize how heavily we rely on it to form our opinions until it is no longer available to us. Vallejo's technique of replacing the background of his photos with black forces a perspective change in the viewer.
The series looks for a purity and clarity in the subject, unpolluted by their environment. Indeed, each subject is totally anonymous, alone and stuck in what It's Nice That contributor Liv Siddall describes as a "parallel universe."