Evocative Portraits of People Submerged in Water

Paris-based photographer Alban Grosdidier‘s series Drowning makes us feel a little bit like one of its subjects: trapped underwater, but possessed with a strange kind of clarity. Grosdidier writes that the project, which we first spotted over at My Modern Met, is concerned with the “feeling of submersion that you can have living in a big city. There are as many ways of dealing with it that there are people, and therefore there are as many portraits waiting to be done.” To deepen the impact, Grosdidier displayed large format prints of the watery portraits along the Seine and the Saint Martin canal this year. Here’s to hoping we can all attain a little bit of clarity without any of that actual drowning stuff.

Photo credit: Alban Grosdidier