Behind the Glass

Matt Hall’s photographs spotlight the quiet moments in life.

In his street photography, Matt Hall captures moments of everyday life in his hometown of Margate, England, and across the world. Often, subjects are obscured by cloudy glass or a sheet of snow in the foreground, giving the photographs an air of mystery. We can see the subjects going about their business, but there is a layer or a barrier between us and them.

This gets at the heart of a many artists ask themselves: how to create authenticity. Hall’s images of walkers or diners or cab drivers are given an added layer of reality by the foregrounding of an obstacle, and as a result we see people unaware of the camera, not performing for a photoshoot but captured as they truly are in quiet moments when nobody is watching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Hall photographs pink car

 

 

Matt Hall photographs suits

 

Matt Hall photographs bus shelter

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