Alone in a Crowd, Rolf Sachs

The following images are from a piece by Rolf Sachs entitled Alone in a Crowd. Seen from afar the work reads as a crowd of people but when up close you can recognise the individual, random and often humorous fragments of everyday life. With the exception of families or couples everyone remains largely subordinate to each other and it really makes us question our role in society or as part of the crowd. It also reminds me a lot of the flaneur, a term used by Walter Benjamin when he describe the intoxicating feeling of walking the streets in order to experience it... Its funny how we act independently in the city yet function as an integral part of society as a whole. How interesting the person next to you must be... or maybe not?

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