An ongoing series of urban “portraits” by Spain-born, New York City-based photographer Xan Padrón. Inspired by a 2-year project spent shooting a NYC bus through every neighbourhood, “Time Lapse” is about capturing the soul of a city through its people — random, regular and without showing any of the surrounding landscape:
“I’m fascinated about how much life happens even at the most remote corner of a city. My itinerant life takes me around the world on a constant basis and I love walking around cities, finding a spot to sit for a couple of hours and, unnoticed, photograph random people passing by against a wall. I consider my works a kind of documentation of a city or a specific neighborhood. This series is not about the pictures I take but about the life that emanates from a moment of obsevation; a moment of pause.”
So far the project includes a range of spots from China, France, Spain to Australia, Cuba, the USA and more! See a selection of images below.
El Raval, Barcelona
Keep Moving NYC
NYC 8th Ave
Rue des Recollets, Paris
West Village, NYC