You feel like you are one with the world surrounding you, an integrated part of society. And yet, at the same time you feel like an outsider looking in. A fish out of the fishbowl. An outside observer.
I am always walking. Wandering the alleys of big cities, strolling through a park, walking across campus. And there are those times when I just stop. Because I see. The perfect angle. A different perspective. A moment waiting to be captured. So poised. So fragile. Changing in an instant. A delicate beauty so easily overlooked. So perfectly captured.
When I walk I tend to have my phone in hand. Whether as a distraction, to avoid interaction with others, or to actually contact someone. Regardless, it serves me well to have a decent camera just one swipe away. There's something about these photos, taken quickly, discreetly, without special thought or time to get the lighting right, no concern over shutter speed or white balance. Just one tap and the moment that flies away as you take the next step is captured in a way that reflects its fleeting characteristic. A natural composition. Complete with unusual shadows and arguably distracting mergers. A surprise when you reflect on the photographs later on. A unique deconstructed moment that is so real. That certain pedestrian perspective.