This is a picture I took on Boxing Day.
I don’t really like to caption or title images, but I thought this one would be alright with a bit of explanation about the thought behind it.
When I saw this lady I thought she looked alone. She’s sitting at a table, but no one seemed to be with her. Then the yellow framing and her red shirt emphasised this.
But when she’s sitting alone, she seems to have created her own patch, chilling out. She’s shaped her surroundings to match what she wants. Then the yellow windbreaker is doing the same; someone’s shaped the environment to get what they want, i.e. a spot out of the wind.
This struck me as very similar to other pictures I’ve been taking where people have adapted the city that surrounds them.
So I quickly lined up the shot and took it. But when I was moving to get the composition, it struck me that the lone lady works on a few different levels (such as the colours and also the windbreaker being someone else’s way of adapting the city). Thinking about this, it seemed appropriate to get her in a similar place in her window frame (the far left) as the window frame is in the photo (again, far left). When you think about the photo as an object, it sets up a series of frames and layers, and these reflect the different layers that I talked about above.
So hopefully, someone seeing the picture might think about why there’s several obvious frames and think about how the woman might reveal several different thoughts.