British photographer Rupert Vandervell captured these poignant images of solitary human figures against black and white urban backgrounds.

Charting the movement of human life through ever-changing cityscapes, Man On Earth is bittersweet, expressing our inherent solitude in an ever-expanding world.

The beautiful images are in stark contrast to what city-life is truly like: over-populated, a jumbled hustle and bustle of strangers along streets, all shuffling along on our own singular paths to our own personal destinations.

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In a crowded world, solitary moments like these are becoming harder to imagine.

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