This is Part 2 of my photo essay on people sleeping in public, covering Australia and The Americas (see Part 1 on Southeast Asia). The photo project started in Southeast Asia where I saw people sleeping in plain sight on the street, apparently taking a snooze while at work. Who knew I’d find more people asleep on the job on the last two continents we visited on our trip?
Sleeping in Sydney, Australia
Lunch break in First Fleet Park, Sydney, Australia; March 2014.
Sleeping in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mid-day at a café on Avenida Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina; March 2014.
Sleeping in Copacabana, Bolivia
Rent-a-telescope man on top of Cerro Calvario, Copacabana, Bolivia; May 2014.
Sleeping in Cusco, Peru
Snooze break #1 at Mercado Central, Cusco, Peru; June 2014.
Snooze break #2 at Mercado Central, Cusco, Peru; June 2014.
Sleeping in Havana, Cuba
Waiting for the bus, Havana, Cuba; June 2014.
Waiting for customers #1, Havana Centro, Cuba; June 2014.
Waiting for customers #2, Havana Centro, Cuba; June 2014.
Left: Guarding the Revolution at a museum; right: At Cervecería Antiguo Almacén de la Madera y el Tabaco. Havana, Cuba.
Afternoon on the Prado, Havana, Cuba; June 2014.
Too early at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana, Cuba; July 2014
Sleeping in Tillamook, Oregon, USA
A chance of boring at the Old Iron Show, Tillamook, Oregon, USA; August 2014.
hahaha! so funny! love this series, gave me a good a.m. laugh
Glad to hear it, Kelsey.
Some people have a lot less shame than me! The only places I’ve slept (solo) in public have been airports during long layovers.
Or they care less…
I admit I do this all the time on public transit, but never at a Cafe… Why should naps only be for children or vacationers haha. Clever series!
Thanks, Pech. I did intend the series to be “people sleeping on public transit” but there are always a lot of people around and taking photos with them watching was just too uncomfortable. It’s easier to be sneaky on the street and, it turns out, the photos feel more interesting that way.
Ha ha! These are fantastic!! Great captures and what a creative idea for a series.
Thanks, Marlynn. It did feel a little odd to photograph people in those situations but then I reminded myself they were out in public.
LOL, the picture from Tillamook made the whole thing even better!
It was a Lazy Sunday.
You do know that after doing those two posts you HAVE to create a completely separate blog totally devoted to people sleeping in public…right?
I do not. Tell me more!
A unique series indeed! 😀 very well documented, what perfect timing! The rent a telescope one is my favourite 🙂 I’d love to see more! 😀 I was tempted once to click a policeman on duty, never got myself to do it! hehe