Nick Turpin’s Night Bus – Identities in transit and in transition

I had not intended to return to the topic of 'the unaware' and covert photography, but I have recently encountered Nick Turpin's series, 'Through a Glass Darkly', which has been published in book form as 'On the Night Bus' (Turpin 2106). Shot as a project over two winters, this is a series of images of passengers... Continue Reading →

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Subway riders – asleep or unaware

A train passenger has little to do except sit and be transported, checking progress occasionally to ensure he does not miss his stop. Social conventions discourage taking too much notice of fellow passengers, so the options are to concentrate on a distraction (book or newspaper), to 'switch off' avoiding eye contact (or any other kind... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2.2 – Covert

The brief is to produce five portraits of subjects who are unaware they are being photographed. This has been the most difficult project so far, not because of photographic technical issues (which are straightforward) but my personal reactions. This is a voyeuristic exercise, having much in common with stalking. There is an element of deception... Continue Reading →

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