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Counterflow: Composite Photos of People Going Against the Flow



For his project “Counterflow,” photographer and visual artist Mauro Martins of Brasília, Brazil, created a series of composite photos showing people going against the flow in life by making their own path instead of following the masses.


To create each image, Martins photographed each scene many times in a short span of time. He then combined the image to create a crowd with one group of people on one side and a lone ranger on the other.






“It’s a photographic registry that relates space and time to reproduce my feelings about my life choices, which sometimes seem to struggle with the normal flow of things, if that exists,” Martins tells PetaPixel. “It’s made to remind us that even if your own path feels against the flow sometimes, you should keep going if you want to.”

“You don’t have to change your course just because everybody else is doing something usual and you’re not.”

Image credits: Photographs by Mauro Martins and used with permission