Rupert Vandervell‘s Urbanites consists of black-and-white street photography. The series “is a continuing exploration of the city, its urban spaces and our relationship with it,” says the artist. The photos also demonstrate Vandervell’s preference for “clean lines and the geometrical appearance of things.” These high-contrast images — with very bright lights and very dark shadows — show solitary city dwellers, mostly from a distance, from behind, or in silhouette. You can see the film noir influence which is more explicit in some of the artist’s other work, but these photos also have a sense of calm. Vandervell is from London, U.K.