Creative director and photographer Matt Crabtree found the inspiration for his Renaissance-inspired photographic series in the unlikeliest of places: the London tube. 16th Century Tube Passengers was born during a May morning commute, when Crabtree surreptitiously took a photo of a woman with his phone, immediately retouched and posted on social media afterwards. Pulling off the serene, 16th century Flemish portrait his subject was emanating, it naturally became a daily routine of his, garnering the attention from people all over the world.
The project was awarded ‘Finalist’ in Lensculture Street Photography Awards in 2017, and has been exhibited in the United States. You can purchase a collection of these amazing portraits in book form here.
Images © Matt Crabtree