Bustling Mumbai by Martin Roemers
Martin Roemers’s colorful shots of street life in Mumbai bring to life the theme of humanity’s increasing urbanization. Roemers is in the process of visually addressing the relationships of humanity to and within inherently complex megacities, in which there is ever-changing organic development evolving in both astonishing and horrendous ways. Roemers begins to create tableaux of stage settings, each in its own way a passion play in which life unfolds in myriad ways. There is a harmony in the chaos of these settings. The inanimate becomes animate. The large scope of the images still allows detail to congeal as part of a pulsating whole. The pictures tell us that the world is in the round, perceptible and felt in 360 degrees. These photographs begin to take us to places outside the frame where lives continue and the metropolis slowly rises and recedes, rises and recedes.