Three travellers on the upper deck of the early morning bus to work.
The woman beside the window is engrossed in a newspaper, her expression reacting – negatively, perhaps – to the day’s news. But the other two people – further into the shot and less clearly seen – appear more passive and preoccupied. And the steaminess of the bus’s window is thick, almost opaque in places, and densely textured.
Those two people at the back get to me. First, they can only be partly seen, its almost as if they are fading into the background – which brings thoughts about the dehumanising effects of some workplaces, and of the unnaturalness of lives spent commuting and working in cities. And second, both of these people are staring fixedly ahead. Are they somewhere far away in daydreams, or do they see something nearer at hand, closer ahead, in either the present time or in times soon to come?
Also, this blurred image is starting to look like some sort of painting or daub (more probably the latter), and when any photo does this I feel I’m getting somewhere.
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Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 300mm (equiv); 12,800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Provia/Standard film simulation; Temple Meads, central Bristol; 15 Dec 2017.