Back in the days when people read from books. There used to be a very large book store just out of frame but the chain went out of business in a town where people buy more books per head of population than almost anywhere in the world. The parent company were not very good at managing multiple businesses, and it had nothing to do with book consumption.
I was sitting and drinking coffee and watching the world go by which is one of my favourite things. I don’t remember why I was there [I usually avoid large shopping areas, so there must have been a good reason] and for some reason I had my camera with me. I took other shots but I particularly like these two. There is a lot going on and the central focus is this guy and his book, and his determination to be comfortable while reading that book.
What happened to this guy?
What happened to the book? How many hands has it been through since this shot was taken , all those years ago? Was it passed from hand to hand? Did it end up in a second-hand book shop or did it land in a charity shop?
When he moved house, did he take the book with him or simply give it away.
Was he reading it because he had to or was it simply for pleasure?
Do the couple behind him still have matching Adidas tops?
So many questions.