Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are thousands of times bigger.
I’ve found that many times I go through my day without absorbing the people around me — you know, the cashier at the register, the man next to me on the bus, the woman in the elevator, etc. I also realize that if I take just a minute to acknowledge my environment, there are some truly funny, quirky, interesting and amazing people out there. This pictorial is a small snapshot of some of the people I’ve encountered. I hope to inspire you to think about who you encounter in your day-to-day meanderings.