Underwater Portraits Express Life in the City

Many times when you live in a big city, instead of feeling more connected to the world and people around you, you feel further from it. Overwhelmed, the experience can be almost as if you were drowning, unable to breathe for all the people. This project by French photographer and graphic designer, Alban Grosdidier, is a response to that feeling, capturing portraits which visually demonstrate the state of submersion. His images show people, both peacefully beautiful and claustrophobically unnerving… all under shallow water, their faces distorted by the clear suface.