Photographing people on park benches is nothing new in photography, but photographers usually capture different people sitting on different benches. Ukrainian photographer Eugene Kotenko did something different: he spent four years documenting the life of a single park bench outside his house.
The project is aptly titled, “Bench.”
The project reminds us of the famous phrase uttered in Shakespeare’s As You Like It:
All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.
You can see many more photographs from this project over on Foto.ua.
P.S. For a similar photographic study of a small area over a long period of time, check out the work of photographer Ahae, who spent years shooting millions of photographs through his studio window.
Image credits: Photographs by Eugene Kotenko