UK-based street photographer Nick Turpin created a series of evocative portraits of London bus passengers against frosted window panes on freezing winter nights that resemble classical paintings.

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To create these poetic pictures from Through a Glass Darkly series, Turpin used a long lens hand with a 1/40th of a second shutter speed to capture the night passengers as they rested against frosted window panes on the bus. The idea was to push the limits of just what modern camera sensors are capable of.

Turpin, who started his own photobook publishing company four years ago, told the British Journal of Photographers that he sees himself as a photographer first and foremost and that he is a reluctant publisher who got into publishing to deal with his frustration with not being able to buy the type of photography he most admired.

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