Bus Stop Obersvations with Etienne Buyse


Photographer Etienne Buyse has quite a unique hobby during his commute -- people watching. The result of such examination on bus stops leads to a wonderful, pensive series of ephemeral downtime in "Temps d’arrêt".

A girl with a box by Etienne Buyse

It begins in the tramway for Etienne. For him, human beings are all passengers, coming and going by through the train of life -- and out in the windows are all of the fleeting encounters and moments that only come once in a lifetime. The series shows the collective behavior of commuters going in a state of introspection and reflection in free lapses of time.

Teens; Goldfinger; Dandy by Etienne Buyse

Etienne has something special here. Through his camera he has noticed that commuters, especially those waiting for their rides, are all in a state of calm, feet on the ground, minds, elsewhere far away, drifting, daydreaming -- resting from the demands of life.

The photographs have a very French Impressionistic feel to them, perhaps depicting its momentous and finiteness.

The Green Skirt; Parade; World Map by Etienne Buyse

Watch out for our upcoming interview with Etienne here at Lomography Magazine soon! Drop by his website, Instagram and Facebook for more of her works.

written by Ciel Hernandez on 2018-01-27 #people #street-photography #etienne-buyse


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    haha nice idea

  2. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    great series

  3. yago56
    yago56 ·

    Cool !

  4. robertquietphotographer
    robertquietphotographer ·

    What a simple idea! Beautiful and well done!

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