The Beheld Gaze

What do we see when we look at the ordinary moments of our lives? How do we perceive the world around us and the people we share it with? These are some of the questions that this series explores, by documenting the daily train ride between two cities in Portugal. The commuters who take this route every day are used to the same routine, the same landscape, and the same faces. But they also have their own inner worlds, where they can dream, imagine, and feel. This series aims to capture both the external and the internal aspects of this mundane experience, and to show how they contrast and complement each other. The photographs reveal the subtle expressions, gestures, and interactions of the passengers, as well as the changing light, colors, and shapes of the environment. They also suggest the stories, thoughts, and emotions that might be hidden behind these appearances. By doing so, this series invites us to reflect on our own perception of reality and to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the ordinary.