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Noisy Bus Stop

Over the weekend, I went for an enlightening photowalk with Garson Byer, and we had talked about how Cartier-Bresson used to wait for a photograph, or more precisely, would choose a location, have his camera on the ready and wait for a moment to appear. That’s the technique behind his ‘Man jumping over puddle‘ photograph (formally “Behind the Gare St. Lazare”), so claims so many articles I’ve read. I spend an inordinate amount of time waiting for buses, and it had occurred to me I see more things happening at bus stops than I do anywhere else, simply because I am – as a photographer is meant to be – observing the scene. It would take the infamously bad weather London is capable of, and a dry spot under a tall building to ground me and Garson before we discovered the benefits of being a true observer…

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