Take a Seat – Take a Moment

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

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