Michael Itkoff. Streets Portraits
Michael Itkoff has traveled the world since 2002 taking portraits of everyday people in the street. In Itkoffs photographs a makeshift backdrop is held behind each of his subjects in London, Sydney, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New York. This technique, normally reserved for celebrity and commercial portraiture, creates a striking aesthetic isolating the subjects from their urban contexts and allowing them to exist in a shared visual space as part of the same extended family.