• Top

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

Photography: Luke Casey photographs the world through ships' portholes

Posted by Liv Siddall,

You know when you make a telescope out of a rolled-up phone bill and look through it to find a whole different, smaller world? Well Luke Casey’s gone and made a really terrific project out of that very idea, but instead of using a boring A4 sheet of paper, he’s utilised ships’ portholes as his frame.

His earlier Ports series , in which he photographed the lives of people who spend their working life at ports around the world, paints an almost lonely picture of the atmosphere in such an ever-changing, bustling place. Similarly, p o r t h o l e s gives you a wistful feeling reminiscent of looking out of an aeroplane window – that unmistakable sense of being in transit, and a tad dislocated.

  • 1

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 7

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 4

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 6

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 5

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 2

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

  • 3

    Luke Casey: p o r t h o l e

Ls-300

Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.