I stumbled upon this image by Cole Thompson. The image is of a homeless Romanian man, not sure where, but it is intentionally blurred as a way to remove the distracting people around the subject. The receding lines are very ‘me’ I think.
The second image is by Lucaberti, a picture of a fisherman in Latvia. This shows perhaps the ‘thing’ I am after.
Finally two images from photographer Tristan Campbell as part of a People in the Landscape series. I love the wide angle view capturing the landscape. And the format of the second is interesting. It also captures the landscape in addition to a feeling of movement from the wind. He used a dedicated panoramic camera (the Hasselblad XPan). Its a film camera. Perhaps I can stich a series of images together?