Fishing is a good analogy. As a street photographer I look not for people, but for location—a frame, I like to call it. Then I wait for human activity to fill the frame. There’s nothing new about this strategy. The street photography pioneer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, is said to have waited for hours, until a man jumped over a puddle, or some other "decisive moment" took place. Many of today’s street photographers have adopted that practice. This series arose from my recent "fishing" trip to the Twisted Tree Cafe in the nearby town of Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Twisted Tree VI*
A Fishing Trip to Twisted Tree Cafe