The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

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I really enjoy a nice personal project. Some people have a great eye for those things and moments others don't pay much attention to, and as result we are granted the opportunity to experience something unique and precious.

That's what "The Guardians", a project by Canadian photographer Vladimir Antaki, is about:

THE GUARDIANS was born from my desire to document and pay tribute to these people, these "guardians of urban temples" that we meet everyday without really noticing. / People pay less and less attention to their environment. They are always in a hurry, they don't take the time to spend time with one another. Unfortunately, these places will one day no longer be around. This is one of the reasons that compelled me to want to document these "guardians". - Vladimir Antaki

Check out his amazing take on the everyday urban guardians:

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

Each picture is taken during my first encounter with the "Guardian". Once contact is established, a link is created or not. Sometimes I leave with a small gift from the person, an anecdote, or just their portrait . A photographic moment based on a brief exchange with these individuals. I try to make the audience feel the personality of the place and the owner. - Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

The Guardians - A Photographic Project by Vladimir Antaki

I hope you have enjoyed these! Cheers. ;)

Written by

Paulo Gabriel

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Front-end Developer/Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.

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