Editing is now over and I have selected my final 10 images (in order):
This gives me a narrative flow for a notional collecting day. The first two images are about preparation and set-up; the final two are about collecting-in the money and counting it. Most of those in between are about interactions (or, in the case of no.3, non-interaction).
Only one image of the musicians (as I was one of them, I couldn’t take any with the band playing) as, ultimately, they are a sideshow to the main event.
Interactions between collectors and the public were challenging to photograph. We were inside a large glazed lobby, so space is restricted and people are continually moving past. In addition to being ‘photobombed’ by other shoppers with trolleys, there was also a tendency for people in conversation to turn away from the crowd, and away from my camera. There are a lot of backs of heads among my contact sheets. However, I am pleased with the final selection.