1991 - 2001

My hypothesis has been that an individual reveals a great deal in the public realm because of the feelings of anonymity engendered there. As a photographer, I’ve therefore used public space to examine private revelations within the flow of everyday events. These unposed images depict people who are seen primarily in interior moments, sometimes with the implication of a psychological narrative.

In Portugal, England and France, I took my Hasselblad camera out at street level, in full view, in effect announcing myself as someone watching something. This is the view from below, sousveillance, from the French “sous” (below) and “veiller” (to watch).

The images are from three European Union capital cities: Lisbon, London and Paris. Each had a diverse population that nevertheless reflected some of the subtle characteristics of the entrenched populace.