There is something Kafkaesque in this photograph, which was shot in India. An empty lot in the middle of nowhere- surely there had been a house there before, which was destroyed, or maybe there is plan to build a new one… And in this place, there is a man sitting in a chair and one wall with a painted sign for a “furniture house”.

The smoke that is rising from the fire on the right, adds to the mystery. But for me, the strangest thing is the man, reading quietly as if this were the most natural situation, in the most natural surroundings.

What is strange for one person may be just normal for somebody else. Everything is relative, and it often requires just opening our eyes and looking around to discover it.