Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • It’s been a while now since I went out with my camera to just walk the streets and take photographs of life. In some ways it’s quite a solitary thing to do and I have to be in the mood. I'm better at taking pictures than I am at technical photography but I do love hunting moments.

    It feels different every time I go out. Sometimes I feel brave and get closer to people, sometimes I’m timid and take street scenes from a distance. Sometimes I see a lot in one night, sometimes nothing. I think though that I have to be in the right frame of mind to want to look at the world. I have been more focused on my film projects and being with people than wandering alone lately but I'm beginning to get the itch to go on the hunt again.

    There are many spectacles in London, amazing views and architecture, odd happenings, larger than life people, but it’s often the tiny moments within mundane things that pack the most punch for me. If I didn't catch them, they'd be gone forever and nobody would know.

    The body language in this photograph was compelling. And the situation seemed funny and familiar all at once and there was something else. A tragic quality to it. I don’t know if it was the man or his meal that she found so delicious but I knew looking at his body language that I never wanted to be like this woman, sniffing around something that was so incredibly closed off from her for all the world to see in the open fronted eatery where they sat.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.