It was an autumn day with more clouds than sun. My view from the ninth floor focused on a busy intersection.
There was something about the choreographed movement below that didn’t add up.
Eventually, I figured out that the missing ingredient was sound.
I was watching the activity from an empty waiting room at a hospital. It was my staging area for some portraits of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.
The room was empty, except for me. The longer that I was there alone, the more acclimated I became to the silence.
Looking down at a scene that I unconsciously would have expected to be noisy with horns, engines, and squeaking brakes causes a momentary distortion in my senses.
It was a welcome respite.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.