The images of this theme tell the story of journeys through reflections on or of vehicles, like trains, cars, ships and the underground railway. People constantly evolve with every step they take in the journey of life. And, sometimes we meet strangers who become a part of our journey. The photographs are mostly of Russia and Hong Kong.
Awaiting journeys - Hong Kong
This is one of the most impactful images of the series. A line of mannequin legs wearing socks and shoes; the green, blue and brown shades bringing to mind colours of nature; the reflection of more legs in the mirror – makes one want to embark on journeys to destinations unknown. The photograph was taken in Hong Kong.
Of journeys ahead Sapsung Express to St. Petersburg - Moscow Railway Station, Russia
Passengers, with luggage, queuing up to board the Sapsan Express to start a journey from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The train attendant and passengers’ reflections on the train window depicts the formalities and eagerness that precede journeys. The Sapsun is a high-speed electric express train that travels at a speed of 250 km/hr. The photograph was shot at the Moscow Railway Station.
Break journey - St. Petersburg, Russia
Traveling can take a toll sometimes. And sometimes, commuters need to break their journeys to connect from one destination to another. The women waiting at a bus stop, whiling away time on their handphones and men standing or trying to hail cabs, reflect scenes from our daily lives. A break in the journey is as important as the travel. This photograph was taken while walking on typical St. Petersburg roads.
Of journeys past Sapsung Express to St. Petersburg - Moscow Railway Station, Russia
Journeys, ultimately, come to an end. Be it a train journey or life. An elderly lady walking away from the train, with light luggage in hand, can represent that phase in a person’s life when it is time to slowly shed baggage and free one’s self from worldly ties. The photograph was shot at the Moscow Railway Station, near the Sapsan Express train.s.
Blurred Journeys Church of the Saviour on Gribodoev Canal - St. Petersburg, Russia
Not all journeys and destinations remain clear in one’s mind. Some of them, taken on ships, cars or buses, become blurred in our memories. The blurry effect of the image reflecting cars, buses and the Church of the Saviour on Gribodoev Canal against the model of a ship – brings together places and vehicles of past adventures. Taken in a place that, contrarily, has the capacity to remain forever etched in one’s mind – St. Petersburg.
Historic Journey - Moscow Metro, Russia
In the birthplace of Socialism and Communism, only symbols remain. A hammer, sickle and sheaf of corn, at a Moscow Metro Station, with the reflection of a lady with a cellphone, shows the reality of the contemporary world. The photograph has been taken from inside a Metro train, as it moves away from a platform, leaving behind a historic journey of an eventful era. The Moscow metro stations are the most beautifully and intricately decorated underground stations in the world.