Australian photographer, Trent Parke photographed the series “The Camera is God” on an Adelaide street corner last year. “The Camera is God” depicts various strangers passing by with a dark and ambiguous aesthetic. The grainy, high contrast images are taken at a speed that captures the movements of the anonymous subjects in a fleeting ephemeral motion. The photos also capture a brief outline of the strangers’ faces and expressions, while remaining highly ambiguous.

Trent Parke (b. 1971) is the first and only Australian member of the Magnum Photos agency. He is currently based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Text by Melissa Welikson