Category Archives: Arnau Oriol

In Pictures: A Window Into The World Of London Commuters | Londonist

An interesting variant on ‘gaze’ portraits by Arnau Oriol.  He takes photographs of commuters on public transport through the glass while stood outside.

While he is physically separated from his subjects by the window, many of whom never even knew they’d been photographed, the lost gazes suggest they are detached from the present moment too, lost in their own thoughts.

We wonder what they are thinking about – travelling to or from jobs, interviews, visiting ill relatives?

The images are a solitary reminder to examine how much of our own lives we spend in the present.