Extreme sleeping

Words/Photographs: Tony Eveling

Sleeping man hitching a ride in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Sleeping man hitching a ride in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

This man takes sleeping to the extreme! And no…he is not dead, as some people have suggested. I took this a few years ago in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. This man was rolling around sitting up, lying down and generally trying to get comfortable in the non-moving traffic in the fume filled streets….I can’t remember what stage of that trying-to-get-comfortable process that he was in when I took this…I just know that he was very determined to relax.

Kolkata is a very busy and lively place..and very camera friendly…..most people are happy to have their photo taken, and there is always a cheap place to eat that you can dive into whenever you get tired from walking around, which pretty much makes it perfect for taking photographs!

  • Rick Tyrrell says:

    Fantastic candid shot !

    • Ha ha…! Yes, it was an impressive traffic jam. It was rush hour and the roads just filled up completely with cars.

  • Certaines personnes peuvent dormir n’importe où et à n’importe quel moment… je les admire !

  • impressionnante image !! chaque minute de sommeil est necessaire !!

  • Another great photo! I think I’m going to enjoy following your blog, Tony! I’ve been to India but it was looooong before I got into photography and your pics are making me feel that I need to go back soon!

    • Love this, just the opposite of planking :-))

    • Thankyou very much! I felt very comfortable taking photos in India and nobody objected, seemed to enjoy it and I had no security issues either. But that is just me though….

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