I took this picture on a very unusual day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong. The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea. A thick mist hung over the beach and was coloured by the light of the sunset. There is something I find very compelling in the way in which people interact with water. Its liquid surface reflects the light in ever-changing and unpredictable ways, that I enjoy to try and capture, while its vast expanse sets the mood of the scene.
BRAZIL / USA
Sandra Cattaneo Adorno
This portrait is part of an ongoing project I have been carrying out on Sloane Square, London. I photograph people close to the underground station as they emerge to the light after having been underground or as they go down into the shadow. In this liminal realm of light and darkness an element of unconscious vulnerability emerges as people adjust to the new light condition. I am intrigued by the way in which the strong light and the contrast transform the features of the people and allow the possibility of narratives being created.