Louis De Belle’s Portraits of NYC Commuters

Creases, sweat spots and stains on clothing makes up Milan-born photographer Louis De Belle’s “Cartographies” series. The photographs are unconventional, close-up portraits that show very specific details which reveal information about the subject. He tells It’s Nice That, “The idea reducing visual information to a minimum, by isolating pedestrians’ clothing, originated from a personal interest for drapery, the depiction of folds of cloth in sculpture and painting. We all travel to appreciate masterpieces (think of La Piet di Michelangelo!) but we often ignore what’s in front of our eyes every day.” It’s a clever take on the traditional portrait that reveals a lot, and not muchat the same time. See more at It’s Nice That.