I really don’t know why this man is lying on the sidewalk in Boston’s Chinatown. I do know that there are a lot of people nearby who seem totally oblivious to his presence. Speaking for myself I’m getting more and more used to and uncaring about people like this and I don’t like it.
I was waiting on the sidewalk in Chinatown for my wife to run an errand when I spied these ladies huddled together down the block. I’m not sure they knew I was taking their photograph but they were definitely checking out this outsider.
My wife and I went out to breakfast yesterday and after it decided to take a leisurely walk around Boston Garden on our way home. It was a beautiful day, with warm sunshine and a light breeze. We were strolling along a shady path along the outer edge of the Beacon Street side of the park when we passed this man sitting very still…
This guy’s extraordinary. He’s been selling these papers on the street for 30 years. Today he told me he had attended a “goin home” celebration last night. What? A “goin home” celebration is when a born again member of his church dies and goes home to God. It’s a lovely thought.
I would prefer to believe she was thinking of our present political situation and this was a scream instead of a yawn.
Taking street photographs the way I do, sometimes provides me the opportunity to peer a little bit into people’s lives. For instance this man was sitting next to a guy who sells a paper called Spare Change News. Money raised from selling this publication helps raise money for the homeless. On face value one might guess my subject is just a street bum….
This is taken in our local Starbucks at midday. I was struck by how many people, especially the ones in the foreground, seemed not particularly engaged with anybody. The exception to this is the lady at the right in the pink dress. Maybe this lack of focus is a result of us becoming so addicted to digital screens, not faces.