That’s a reviewer’s comment on the way the people captured in Martin Bogren’s recent Italia (Max Ström 2016) look. The Swedish photographer spent three years in Naples, Palermo, Bologna and Turin to produce a black-and-white portrayal of streets and subjects which seem suspended in time. ‘Been wandering around for days now. Street after street. With a heavy heart and loneliness as a constant companion. I’ve forgotten why I’m here and what I’m doing. A camera clutched in my hand, increasingly fearful, with a cowardly posture’. You can see the striking results of this apparently forlorn enterprise here.