Woman Calling From A Payphone

Woman calling from a payphone
Shot at Datong District in Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

The woman wearing sunglasses was calling from a payphone with a grim expression

When I was walking in Datong District, Taipei, I found a public telephone at the side of the sidewalk. Since mobile phones have become popular in Japan, I have rarely seen public telephones in the city. I think it's the same here in Taiwan. Nowadays, everyone walks around town with his or her own phone. Even if you walk around Taipei, it is rare to see a public telephone.

Even though public telephones are becoming irrelevant, I don't think they will ever disappear. Ironically, even though public telephones are usually ignored, once a disaster occurs, they are transformed into an important lifeline that everyone needs.

When I was hovering near the pay phone, a woman in sunglasses appeared at the pay phone. Then she started calling from the pay phone, just like everyone used to do. The scene was a bit nostalgic. The woman was talking to someone while looking somewhere in the distance. Her expression was grim. What was she talking about with such a grim face? Perhaps she was talking about something that would be difficult to identify the person calling.

JP

Where is Datong District in Taipei?

PHOTO DATA

No

11297

Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 26, 2019

Place

Taipei, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85