My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.
— Robert Frank
That’s exactly how I feel about this image. We don’t know what he’s waiting for, is it a bus, is it a woman, is it whomever. The fact of the matter its up to us to formulate the meaning of this photograph. I don’t even know myself but its part of what makes this kind of compositions intriguing and with a certain air of mystery. Notice he’s right hand as he clenches his mobile phone as if he just finished hanging up and is eminently waiting to be picked up, he almost seems like his in a state of doubt, still not sure if he/she is coming from that direction.
Anyway, I’m getting back to the basics with this shot. To be honest, I’ve been out of street photography for a few months and I fell like a newbie, like if I had never done this before, a bit weary of what position to take, in fact, I even doubted the shot came out as it did. That just goes to show what some months of being out of the loop does to you. Its like if my body knew what to do but my mind was playing tricks on me. I mean, I’ve done this thousands of times, and usually I never have problems but this time it was different. Back to the basics.