Anyone seeing my street photography on Instagram will have noticed that it often includes seated people. Why? Is it just an accident; or do I go to lots of places where people want to sit down? Is it because it’s easier than catching bodies in motion, the telling fleeting gesture; or is it to reduce the risk of having to engage with people, taking them while their attention is elsewhere. Perhaps all of these. Or maybe something else: the pleasure of seeing people in quiet moments of contemplation or concentration, rest or reverie, in busy public places. Slow photography?
Photo: Rodin’s The Kiss, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2012