The legacy of street photography and the vernacular firmly inform the practice of Vishal Marapon. Capturing the everyday urban landscape, the images connect with changing cities and the material effects of gentrification and development.
Marapon’s photographs appear to depict deserted spaces – devoid of temporal identifiers – creating a slice of a landscape teeming with colour and pattern. Mixing hyperrealism and a sense of serenity, each composition carefully builds surroundings with emotive intensity.
Working with both analogue and digital formats, the Vancouver-based photographer investigates the complex geometry of architecture—buildings, stairwells, door frames, and facades. Each photograph is framed so that the subject loses any direct relationship to a specific location.
1. All images courtesy of Vishal Marapon.