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‘Bad Weather’ series by Street Photographer Danny Santos

By Ruth Dunn on April 18th 2013

Danny Santos has a remarkable knack for capturing engaging and beautiful photographs of strangers on the street. In his ‘Bad Weather’ series, Santos focuses his camera on strangers’ reactions to a sudden and unexpected downpour.

When caught in bad weather people are generally too busy hurrying for shelter or hiding under their umbrellas to notice the split second responses happening all around them. In ‘Bad Weather’, Santos has realised the captivating and often beautiful qualities of these split second moments.

He explains:

“People are thrown out of their comfort zone… It’s this other side of humanity that got me interested about shooting in the rain.”

Image From 'Bad Weather Series' by Danny Santos

Image From ‘Bad Weather Series’ by Danny Santos

In ‘Bad Weather’ some subjects have made makeshift shelters out of jackets, some are running happily down the street, others are walking deep in thought, while one is caught in an inside-out umbrella situation and another seeks refuge with her friend under a cardboard box.

In Santos’ images we are given a glimpse into the personalities of his subjects as the sudden onset of rain strips bare their composed exterior.

Santos started photography as a hobby a few years ago and is now juggling his work as a photographer with his day job as a graphic designer. See more of Danny’s Bad Weather photography from the streets of Singapore as well as his commissioned work on his website. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

About

Ruth is a Brisbane based journalist specialising in articles about visual art, photography, design and fashion. Co-founder of Raw Ink magazine, she enjoys uncovering interesting and unique events, issues and people to write about.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for sharing.

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