Catching A Glimpse Of People’s Lives From My Own Little World

 

Photographer Jocelen Janon is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these rear window images. From his project ‘Rear Window‘.  To see Jocelen’s body of work click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

In the boot of my father’s Citroen ID20 station wagon there were two side-facing seats.

They were my special seats.

Here I could create my own little world, piling up books, carving a stick with my pocket knife, eat apples from the garden.

From here I could watch the scenery going by, wave at the cars behind us, look at the city lights, and catch a glimpse of people’s lives as my dad’s car whizzed pass them.

Meanwhile my three sisters were on the back seat playing with dolls and arguing…

Cars are a fascinating way to observe the behaviour of people and often a reflection of their social status, life challenges and priorities.

I also love the way a car can become a tool for me. Something to shoot through voyeuristically, to add depth, to tell a story or hint at something deeper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

A Rainy Day

By Jocelen Janon

 


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