Innocent Bystanders

category: > Indoor/Outdoor, > Photography

written by: Jaap Proost

SOMEWHERE, on the yellowed pages of a photo album in Japan, on a hard disk in the USA or on old negatives in Spain there’s proof of our existence. We live on in such places. Sure, we are tucked away in the background, but we’re there. On the photo’s tourists took of themselves or some landmark. Being at the same spot we are caught in the frame, like extras in a movie. I decided to bring some of the anonymous bystander to the foreground. I used the pictures Ed van der Elsken took during his trips in Japan in the eighties. Be sure to check the complete pictures of Ed van der Elsken.




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