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.