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Reflections on life | Photographer Dougie Wallace

Reflections on life | Photographer Dougie Wallace | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Reflections On Life The faces of commuters in cities throughout the world glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

Reflections On Life is the result of an ongoing project that has led Wallace to record the daily commute in cities as diverse as Lisbon in Portugal and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as major Eastern European centres including Sarajevo, Ukraine and Albania.  Reflections On life is a series of photographs that shows the faces of passengers glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

As the subjects go about their lives, a reflection of their city, be it grand architecture or garish posters is captured on each traveller’s face.  Often the subject appears to be looking the viewer directly in the eye, their gaze intense, lost in thought as they prepare to leave.

 

Wallace says: “I became increasingly fascinated with the idea of reflections and the ability these have to change and make us reconsider our perceptions of everyday life.” 

Reflections On Life is the result of an ongoing project that has led Wallace to record the daily commute in cities as diverse as Lisbon in Portugal and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as major Eastern European centres including Sarajevo, Ukraine and Albania. Reflections On life is a series of photographs that shows the faces of passengers glimpsed through the windows of trams at the moment of departure.

 

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City Silhouettes : JASPER JAMES - PHOTOGRAPHER - BEIJING CHINA

City Silhouettes : JASPER JAMES - PHOTOGRAPHER - BEIJING CHINA | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Over the past decade Jasper James, currently based in Beijing, has lived and worked in New York and London covering assignments around the globe for some of the world’s leading magazines, design and advertising clients. Of this series, City Silhouettes, he writes:

‘These photos are part of an ongoing project that I have been shooting for the past few years in various cities around Asia. Sometime in 2008, the number of people living in urban areas outnumbered those living in rural areas for the first time in history. I thought it would be interesting to shoot portraits of these city dwellers combined with the image of a cityscape.

‘The images are made in camera with just a basic adjustment in contrast and colours but no retouching. I’m currently planning exhibitions of the images and looking for an interested publisher.’

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Dogs in Cars | Photographer : Martin Usborne

Dogs in Cars | Photographer : Martin Usborne | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Martin Usborne lives in central London where he has his photographic studio. He started his photographic career after a number of years working as a creative director in children’s TV. Before that he studied psychology at Edinburgh University and then animation at Glasgow School of Art.

Of this work, MUTE: the silence of dogs in cars’, he writes, ‘I was once left in a car at a young age. I don’t know when or where or for how long, possibly at the age of four, perhaps outside Tesco’s, probably for fifteen minutes only. The details don’t matter. The point is that I wondered if anyone would come back. It seems trivial now but in a child’s mind it is possible to be alone forever. Around the same age I began to feel a deep affinity with animals – in particular their plight at the hands of humans. I remember watching TV and seeing footage of a dog being put in a plastic bag and being kicked. What appalled me most was that the dog could not speak back. It’s muteness terrified me. I should say that I was a well-loved child and never abandoned and yet it is clear that both these experiences arose from the same place deep inside me: a fear of being alone and unheard. Perhaps this is a fear we all share at some level, I am not sure. The images in this series explore that feeling, both in relation to myself and to animals in general.

‘When I started this project I knew the photos would be dark. What I didn’t expect was to see so many subtle reactions by the dogs: some sad, some expectant, some angry, some dejected. It was as if upon opening up a box of grey-coloured pencils I was surprised to see so many shades inside’.

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