Grocery Stories from The Bench
This bench, in the lobby of a Publix market in north Sarasota, hosts many a body and soul. From the ladies chatting and awaiting their transportation, a man studying his piccolo music, Gwen taking a break from the meat counter, hoping for a winning lotto ticket, “strangers” sharing space – a photographer finds this scene and it’s temporary inhabitants a curiosity. Every day, people rest here, an urban stump for the weary traveler. Some are lost in thought, others happily talk with passers by – all are curious about a photographer with a phone and why one would want to take such a photo. After a brief explanation (or lack thereof!) they say, “yes, sure.” Life goes on, people come and go, sit for a spell, and the series continues. More to follow.