Born in Seattle and moved to Warsaw, Erik Witsoe is a photographer best known for his street shots. Everything that populates the cities ends up being captured by the lens of his camera, passers-by, signs, shop windows and, last but not least, means of transport.
Trams, in particular, are the protagonists of many of his photographs. With their vintage look, trams arrive at the docks announced by the shrill noise of brakes, bringing with them all the charm of a period not so far away, but extraneous to high speed, eco buses, and cars with automatic transmission.
Erik Witsoe himself says:
I love how the trams add another depth to the street and make ordinary scenes rater dynamic and often, cinematic.
So, through hundreds of shots taken both from the street and from inside the trams, Erik shows the world from a point of view that many people know well, but that will seem new. Without understanding the reason why, you will notice that your tram journeys, boring, endless and always queuing behind some car parked on the rails, have nothing to do with Erik’s pictures, suspended and romantic.
Discover in our gallery a selection of shots, to discover the others go to Erik Witsoe’s website.