Just don’t know what to say about this man lying down in the middle of the street, shirt up to reveal the text Sid and Nancy
Actually, when I photographed the man, I didn’t see the text on his back. What I saw was the “no bicycles” graphic that you can see at the bottom of the image.
Before I go any further, you have to recall who Sid and Nancy were.
Sid was Sid Vicious aka of the Sex Pistols, a 1980s alternative band popular among the heroin chic crowd, and, well, just about everybody else. As it stands today, Sid murdered Nancy, then died of a heroin overdose shortly thereafter.
The text written on this guy’s back is classic for the position he assumes. I’m not sure if this was a stunt, but, by the likes of this guy’s reaction to my standing behind taking a picture of him, I would say not.
Street photography…images of slices of life on the downside…with text.by