Shutter Hub has called for entries to its 2020 Open Exhibition. I’ve submitted six pictures from my ‘Take a Seat’ project with the following text.
Being bipedal animals confers many advantages on us, but we still invite guests to ‘Take the weight off your feet’. Sitting comfortably is a pleasure. Passively, it encourages, relaxation and contemplation. Actively, we can forget about the weight on our feet and concentrate on reading, writing, work and more. It’s the posture for sharing – food, laughter, confidences. At home we may sit on luxury recliner, a stool, a mat. These photographs are part of a project exploring how we sit outside the home in public and semi-public spaces – on benches, on walls, in trains, on the ground, at café tables. We relax, and abandon the hither and thither of daily life to take a seat, take a moment, to retreat into our own world or share in the pleasure of others.