Urban Souls by Eric Perriard

January 16, 2012

Born in South Korea but raised in France, Urban Souls is a photography series by Eric Perriard. The series was shot in Seoul, and examines the idea that since 2008, for the first time in world history, more people live in cities than rural areas.

As Perriard notes, "While wandering in Seoul City, I was looking to catch the instant when an isolated character encounters a moment of self-realization. I tried to capture their individuality, thoughts, and feelings such as loneliness or introspection. Has living in cities truly become part of human nature, or are we still adapting ourselves in order to survive? By keeping a certain distance from the subject, I could preserve the tension between the city and its inhabitant in order to start thinking about the human condition in a megalopolis."