By the Bus (2001-2005) is a cool photo project by Richard Hooker
Every few minutes of the day, all over the capital. People gather into small groups to share the same space and fleeting moment in time. Simply to wait for something routine and forgettable as a London bus.
In transient, with time to kill, and often amongst strangers, each collection of these individuals proves completely unique from the next. The way people take ownership of the space, how they congregate, is often better than anything an art director or photographer could ever deliberately replicate. Each collection provides a little insight into London’s incredible diversity, how we relate to our surroundings, and each other.
The very deliberate intention with this project was to capture those little moments which happen spontaneously when the meeting of individuals is completely left to chance. All within the confines or vicinity of a London bus stop, and repeated every few hundred yards, all throughout the capital.