In Public Places is an ongoing body of work from around the world that captures a “slice of life” which may or may not include people.
The objective is to present one frame of a story that we can only partially glean from the facts before us. The image simply is, because I have witnessed it. If you, the viewer, come away feeling frustrated at not knowing enough about the situation and want to understand more, I have achieved some level of success.
I struggle with the tag “street photography”, and we can debate whether these images fall into that category or not. What I care about is that they are neither posed nor staged. They are honest, and freeze a moment in time; a moment that is public, and the face of a story.
To date the collection includes series from France (Les Pecheurs); Israel (Tuesday at the Wailing Wall); New York (Manhattan); San Francisco (Diva); Edinburgh; and a “selections from” series (Brick Lane and Beyond). In Public Places: India is the most recent addition to the collection; a second series from India will soon be published.