I probably would not have liked this picture all that much if it wasn’t taken in Seattle.
The month was August and the nights were getting cooler – everyone was starting to wrap up. I was walking with a friend with our cameras out, when I saw the scene that’s captured on screen. And the impromptu snap I took afterwards doesn’t quite capture everything but at the same time, it reminds me of the thought process I must’ve had looking at the side profile of the girl.
“Who is she waiting for at this hour of the night?”
With her gaze locked on the distance.
She stood still as we passed by, after we passed by.
Then I started to think, how much longer she’s going to wait – if it was terribly important – when will she go home and why was she alone when everyone else walked in pairs.
Now looking at the photo – the sense of being exposed under the streetlight after dark, looking for a way to go and fast – because the temperature is dropping and soon there’d be no one on the road.