Have you ever imagined what strangers are thinking? What their lives are like? Of course you have: you’re a sentient life form. But have you started an Instagram account of pictures of Londoners snapped from behind, then penned tiny stories for each person? Unless you’re Alex Mendes and Hugo Catraio, we’re guessing no. Since March the pair have been doing just that, and their sweet, sad and plain weird tales add a new dimension to street photography. Here’s a selection of our favourites.
‘If you want to be a good window cleaner, the first thing you’ve got to learn is to always empty your pockets’.
‘It really pisses me off that it’s so hard to find four-person bikes in central London. I mean, like, what are we supposed to do? Get a cab?’
‘I’ve have a recurring dream with Bach and Mozart. For some reason, we’re all part of this acapella group and Bach is ridiculously bad at it’.
‘I’ve tried crocodile, ostrich and kangaroo. They all taste like chicken. But, like, expensive chicken.’
‘He has a photo of them as his Facebook profile. She has a dog as hers.’
‘When they’re together he’s afraid of nothing. Nothing.’
‘He takes cigarette breaks to escape from work. He gets home late every day and blames work.’
‘She smokes and pretends she doesn’t. Her family know. She doesn’t know that they know.’
‘That’s the guy: the one that think it’s okay to share a roll-on.’
‘She reads his horoscope to him every day, only instead of Aries, she reads Scorpio. It’s just more like him.’
See more at instagram.com/wenevermet. For more great pictures of London, take a look at 59 mighty fine Instagrams of London from June 2014.