Holes




The themes that are emerging from this Move Me project are unexpected. As London based street photographer Nick Turpin says on his website : “… the street reveals itself to you through the act of making pictures and as times goes on themes and patterns often emerge in the resulting pictures and as you become aware of these ‘subjects’ you find yourself seeing them more often and actually looking out for them. You end up with a project you didn’t know you wanted.” I could not have said this better. For more inspiring words and images on street photography, check out his website, click on either link in the text above. He also has a blog on “Sevensevennine”.

On their own these images may not be so interesting, but in a series they make much more sense. Except the middle image, which to me tells a story of loneliness. The man may just be waiting for a friend, and may not be lonely at all, but that is the feeling I get. This is enhanced by the idea of prison that I get from all the metal vertical lines that surround him.

I like how each image has an element of colour in it (from top to bottom: yellow, turquoise, green), and also how they show a person from different angles, one from behind, one sitting and from the front and one side on.

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