In this image, plate glass windows reflect the hubbub of urban life, while a lone individual plods along, seemingly oblivious. This is a recurrent theme in street photography: a single person alone amidst the bustle of city life. It’s a theme that seems to resonate with many. In that sense, I regard this as a "classic" street photo. When I first snapped it several months ago, I didn’t recognize it as such, but I do now.
A person alone in the city may be such a theme, but how did it gain a foothold? As a meme, by unconscious mimicry? Or is it a visual metaphor for something deeper, a sense of alienation that afflicts us all?