Due to the fact that society imposes social norms, behaviours that fall out of this box are often judged and deemed idiosyncratic. This photograph depicts a quotidian activity comprising of reading the newspaper on a sofa. It is removed from its natural positioning in order to convey a feeling of unease when confronted by a behaviour that is unconventional. The man’s facial expression is relaxed which further pushes the idea that while something may cause discomfort to others socially, it may not do so for the individual.
[University assigned theme: Idiosyncratic vs the quotidian]