Flickr a Day 186: ‘Sitting on a Bench’

As an American, even one who is unusually informed, my understanding of the crisis in Greece is shallow at best. But I grasp enough to know that today’s historic referendum could fundamentally change the country’s role in the Euro zone or even topple the government. Yesterday, I spent several hours looking for the right image to represent the vote, finally giving up.

The Day goes to self-titled “Sitting on a Bench”, which Spyros Papaspyropoulos shot in Crete on March 4, 2013, using the Sony NEX-6 and E 35mm F1.8 OSS lens. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 100, 1/1250 sec, 35mm. In 2015, he shoots with the Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X-Pro1. 

“I saw this little old lady just sitting there on that bench all alone, looking at people passing by and I looked at the expression on her face and it felt so bored and tired, I found it interesting so I took the shot”, Spyros says. “She didn’t care. I suppose she didn’t care about anything really”.

Originally from Athens, but living in Rethymno, he joined Flickr in May 2008. His trade-craft is web design and SEO. Street photography is a passion.

Photo Credit: Spyros Papaspyropoulos