After a trip to Prague in 2008, Greg Britton's attention
was drawn to the ways in which people are capable of
finding isolation and privacy in public spaces,
particularly when one feels safely away from others
and the mind has the ability to relax into a less
self-conscious state. As the subject is unaware of
being observed, he or she may tend to feel detached
or invisible in their public surroundings. For the
individual, it is just a brief sliver of time passing before
being pulled back into flow with their counterparts.
This is the moment Greg Britton seeks to document.

After Prague, Britton kept capturing these quiet
moments in other cities such as Chicago and
Milwaukee, shooting on film using a Holga as he has
for the past eleven years. Britton writes: "People are
sensitive to cameras and react when they see one. I've
found it to be a generally inconspicuous camera.
Because it is an unprofessional looking one, it allows
me to record true reactions. Also, the image produced
by the Holga has the sentiment of a fading memory
because of its vignette and soft focus."  
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