Melbourne artist and book designer Yanni Florence has captured portraits of people as they appear through the darkened tram windows. Florence photographs public transport users with his camera through the dirt, badly scratched and opaque glass. Holding his camera up like a handheld mirror Florence captures his subjects in moments of introspection. At other times, he represents a mutual recognition and a shared awareness of the other’s gaze.
—James Lynch, Curator, Deakin University
Yanni’s first solo exhibition with ReadingRoom,
Tram Windows, will be presented at the gallery in August, 2019.