For my upcycle project, I decided to go with the After Hours aesthetic. The After Hours aesthetic is defined by the feelings you get from empty places at night time rather than a physical sense of aesthetic. From a visual sense, the After Hours aesthetic can be found in an empty bar, a dimly lit bus stop, streetlights, closed-up shops, and even blowing trash. However, this aesthetic is not supposed to invoke negative or unsettling feelings, on the contrary, it is supposed to give off a feeling of tranquility and defiance. After Hours is often associated with activities such as smoking, night driving, studying, night shift working, and other activities associated with late hours. I chose this aesthetic because it defined an era of my life, and I very much relate to and enjoy it. I still do not have a clear idea of exactly what I will be making for my Upcycle Project, however, I will use this aesthetic as my inspiration in creating it.
Nighthawks by Edward Hopper