An ongoing series of urban “portraits” by Spain-born, New York City-based photographer Xan Padrón. Inspired by a 2-year project spent shooting a NYC bus through every neighbourhood, “Time Lapse” is about capturing the soul of a city through its people — random, regular and without showing any of the surrounding landscape:

“I’m fascinated about how much life happens even at the most remote corner of a city. My itinerant life takes me around the world on a constant basis and I love walking around cities, finding a spot to sit for a couple of hours and, unnoticed, photograph random people passing by against a wall. I consider my works a kind of documentation of a city or a specific neighborhood. This series is not about the pictures I take but about the life that emanates from a moment of obsevation; a moment of pause.”

So far the project includes a range of spots from China, France, Spain to Australia, Cuba, the USA and more! See a selection of images below.

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Beijing

 

 

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Biblioteca

 

 

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Bologna

 

 

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Chelsea Piers

 

 

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Chicago Loop

 

 

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Chicago

 

 

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Coney Island

 

 

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Cuba

 

 

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El Raval, Barcelona

 

 

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Keep Moving NYC

 

 

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Lisbon

 

 

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Madrid

 

 

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Nolita, NYC

 

 

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NYC 8th Ave

 

 

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Portland Sunnyside

 

 

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Porto, Portugal

 

 

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Rue des Recollets, Paris

 

 

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Santo Domingo

 

 

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Seattle

 

 

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Soho, NYC

 

 

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Soho, London

 

 

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Tribeca, NYC

 

 

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West Village, NYC

 

 

Xan Padrón’s Website

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