My thanks to the Guardian for this one. Arnau Oriol’s series of people captured, presumably, on their way to and from work – or at least caught going by on public transport in the rush hour.
There are plenty of people whose work it brings to mind – Dryden Goodwin, Tom Wood for two – but what I like here is the toning and composition, which is consistent across the all the images. The drawing out of a single head amidst darkness, not being afraid of blur or window mess and distortion, and an old-style filmic feel (I don’t know if this is digital or film incidentally). There’s a style here that works well for the subject and a sense of unresolved inquisitiveness that makes time spent with the pictures satisfying indeed.
Visit his website and you’ll see a whole bunch of other London street projects. The blog could do with an update though.