Monday, August 8, 2011

Katelynn Skaggs submits Xavier Comas

In Tokyo, Up Down, Xavier Comas takes a voyeuristic approach to elevator travel. In this series of black and white images he captures the people of Tokyo both inside and outside of the elevator. In some of the pictures the subject is looking directly into the camera, almost posing, and in others Comas seems to capture them more furtively, taking pictures of reflections that look haunting and ghostly. I always enjoy street pictures, so this series appealed to me, but even more so because it is centered upon elevators. They serve as a symbol of urban development, and are typically found in more densely populated areas.In fast paced cities, moving people quickly from one floor to another, the elevator retains a quiet air. And complete strangers share a moment together, suspended from their daily routine. I came across his work at

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