We've all experienced those serendipitous moments on the street – the fleeting, chance encounters with strangers that can briefly brighten even the gloomiest of days. Maybe it's the old friend you bump into in the park, or the amusing encounter with a stranger on the train. They often pass so quickly, though, that they can be hard to capture and remember. However, one Instagram account is doing just that, collecting and sharing these moments to create a visual record of the seemingly inconsequential moments that make up our everyday lives.
The account has been steadily building a catalogue of photographs that depict everyday life in an entirely unique way. The pictures, taken by an anonymous photographer, depict life in the city through chance meetings and unexpected connections. The photos are unassuming – a man carrying groceries and a woman sleeping in a park – but the stories behind them are what make them so captivating. Each photo comes with a concise caption that gives context to the scene, allowing the viewer to experience a window into the lives of others. The account has grown steadily since its inception in 2018, and has already amassed over 580,000 followers.