In the last year or two I’ve taken a keener interest in people on the streets than ever before. In London, large posters are a common sight. They occupy redundant space, and they brighten boarded up properties or the frontage of building sites.
People frequently seem to use them as a prop for their coffee break, phone call, or cigarette. Sometimes those juxtapositions create interesting images. I spotted this man adjacent to this poster. He was busy talking on his cell phone. Have you noticed how a lot of people can’t stand still when they talk on their phones – constantly pacing backwards and forwards? I hung around across the road, camera ready, watching. I waited for him to walk into the poster’s space, where he paused, and leant back against the image. His coat was almost indistinguishable from the background colour. He seemed to merge in. That was the picture.