Today’s image follows on from yesterday’s: another image spotted en passant. This time at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. I was actually supposedly engaged in looking round an exhibition recording the opening of the Pavilion in 1935 and its subsequent history. I glanced up to a line of windows high in a side wall and saw a shadowy figure through the frosted glass. Knowing the structure of the building, I realized he was outside up on the adjacent flat-roofed area. My interest was aroused. It was clearly a man – he was busily scratching his back. I waited patiently, he had a big itch.
What happens when you stand still and gaze upwards fixedly? Other people around you start to look up too, wondering what you are looking at (especially if you are toting something as obvious as a SLR camera). And as is so often the case they then look at you in a quizzical way as if to say – what’s interesting about that. All photographers will be used to that scenario. We are all thought slightly weird at times.
Three other figures joined the original figure – his family perhaps – which improved the composition, and I took my image. Happy, I moved on.