Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Reclining man (thinking of Bombay)

Sleeper on Hyde and Sutter

Sleeper on 4th and Townsend

These images are part of my evolving passing by strangers series, a digital gut shot photo project.
When walking the sidewalks in downtown SF early in the morning one sees almost on every block a sleeper or little sleeper colonies. It's hard to watch and to imagine how fast it could go till people end up on the streets; it always reminds me of the thousands of people I have seen sleeping on sidewalks in Indian mega-citys.
I was wondering what would be the representative posture of contemporary man. Maybe the reclining posture would symbolize the state of man at the beginning of the 21st century. Either he's lying down for being oppressed, hungry or suffering of epidemic diseases or he's just reclining for being a well fed and uncritical, passive consumer.

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