Through a Glass Darkly is a meditative photo series created by London-based street photographer Nick Turpin that celebrates the beauty of the stillness of bus passengers juxtaposed with the presumed movements of their transportation. As the vehicles passed by, Turpin turned his camera to the windows to document the unknowing passengers as they simply sat and waited to arrive at their destinations.
Turpin peered in from a distance to capture individuals as they stared out foggy windows during the winter months. Some have wiped the fog away to get a better view of the exterior while others have rested their heads against the glass for a nap. The fuzzy profiles of men and women, young and old, is indistinct. As a result, viewers are invited to invent stories and interpret the scenes based on only what we can distinguish through the haze.
“There is something about the making of photographs in public places that resonates with me more than any other kind of photography,” explains Turpin. “I think it simply suits my personality.”