November 26, 2016 22 Comments
Rush hour in central Bristol; Baldwin Street choked with traffic and people. A bus passes, inbound to the city centre. I see a moment and have just time for one shot before that moment has rushed on by.
She’s asleep, its summer and the interior of the bus is probably warm and close – and maybe getting up early is not her thing anyway. Perhaps sleep has taken her, temporarily, to a nicer place, but what is she dreaming off?
Details. What details are here? False eyelashes, lipstick, smart earrings – equipped to meet the day, and other beings too. Going out without those accoutrements may well arouse the same uneasy feelings of undress as I feel if I forget my old cap.
Then, slumped against a window and marred at least by reflections and maybe by city grime too, and with the tip of her shoulder flattened against the glass.
And lastly, the light from the rising sun, blasting in through the back of the bus, catching her braided hair and turning her left ear into a translucent splash of warm colour.
Earlier images from this series can be found here.
X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; 19 July 2016.