This picture was taken around Bugis area one late evening after most stalls had closed for business. The sleeping figure caught my attention as he seemed contented with the bare necessities for sleep. There is no feeling of insecurity out in the open as he has no possessions to worry about.
The picture was quickly composed and taken hand-held as there were people around. I hoped to capture the simple things in life - he may be poor but worked hard and deserves a good rest. It also brings to mind this phrase: ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests. But the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head’ (Matthew 8: 20). Who should give this man a roof? Should he strive for it himself even at this age?
I wonder if I should have gone nearer? Yet I do like the surrounding items being captured: the wall fan, stuff lying about, etc. It gives the area a makeshift look. I would like to get comments on composition and exposure, and whether the emotions then were captured and conveyed.
Large version: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1168/...e9805e46_b.jpg