Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Arthur von Briesen Park, S.I.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Napping and Nothingness
Taking a nap in car trunk, Diyarbakir, Turkey (1979)
Let's take a break to appreciate a real photographer's work. The images above and below are all the work of Richard Kalvar, an American photographer (b. 1944) associated with Magnum Photos since 1975. He took photos all over the world and of all kinds of subjects. But he has a fascination with what people do in public places during those "in-between" times that make up so much of life: sleeping, hailing a cab, and, of course, waiting.
Man hailing a taxi, New York City (1976)
Are we ever more ourselves than we are waiting for a bus?