On this particular day, I caught sight of a lot of people carrying around cups with the word “YOU” printed on them. These are presumably from one of the many coffee shops around, however the fact that this man is looking away, but his cup has caught me in the act of taking a photo, i find ironic.
Talking, just not to each other
Whilst sitting in the station I witnessed a lot of clumsy accidents; mostly because people were concentrating on something intently. In this case, its interesting to see this mother and daughter (I assume) having only just hugged and met up seconds ago, abandon their greetings to both check their phones. It shows the extent to which we are addicted to technology, kind of sad really.
A lot of the time I found it quite hard to take photos, whilst trying to remain natural- most people are often afraid of strangers taking photos of them, in case they’re being used or published etc… With this man in the photograph, he just happened to turn around in the exact instance I took the photo. Luckily after talking to the man, he allowed me to keep the photo for use and actually had quite a laugh looking at it too!
At Waterloo Station, because Remembrance Day is coming up soon I saw a lot of Charity Workers, selling poppies- these were both the old and the young. It was nice to see that although most people in the station were rushing around to get places; work, school, out and about, a lot of the people were still considerate enough to take the time to donate money and buy a poppy. It restores faith in humanity, and with the number of people wearing poppies it shows that people still know what matters and have respect for those before us.
What makes Waterloo Station so interesting to observe, is the business and the activity. It always seems to be go! go! go! However, there are moments, when people do stop- whether its helping someone out when they’ve dropped something, check the board times, or in this case reaching for something in a bag. In this photo, I really like the contrast between the movement in the background and the man in the foreground searching for something- as If he as all the time in the world.
After sitting in Waterloo for an hour in the morning, and an hour in the evening, I’ve found that any time of the day is rush hour, no matter what time- the place is always busy with activity! Today there’s also the added extra of charity workers raising money by selling poppies for Rembrance Day, as well as the usual lot of city workers, travellers and tourists. Looking back through the photos, its always nice to watch someone so engrossed in a book that they’re unaware of their surroundings, or even just two people meeting each other at the station.