Life on Hold: A Photographer Explores What It Means to Wait
One day, while photographer Jason Larkin was driving around Johannesburg, South Africa, he noticed a sight that made him pause. On the side of the road was a man waiting at a bus stop, shading himself behind the narrow shadow of the sign. Larkin stopped, chatted with the man a bit, took his photograph and went on his way.
It wasn’t until later, when he developed the film, that a larger narrative began to take shape from the image. For him, the waiting man was a symbol of the way South Africa’s history has shaped modern life in Johannesburg.
He says that “it was very much an idea around the movement of people—and thinking about the legacy of Johannesburg and the apartheid.