Jacqueline’s Portrait

Kevin Ballantine

“The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.” – Marshall McLuhan. Working as a street photographer, Ballantine uses Diana and Holga plastic cameras to apprehend the city, figuring its spaces, rendering its moments, and picturing not only space, but seemingly its very air. These images were made on a journey from Rome to London, cities that Ballantine first embraced as a young traveller nearly 30 years earlier.