Show Me The Life, 2013
Fantastic backlight!!! I like very much how the figure defines against the walls. Great shot, Richard!!! 🙂
Thank you so much, Santi! 🙂 I love this new lens – it captures the light with so much more subtlety.
Oh, this is so interesting. Sharp and smooth…
The reflection is great – so is the composition.
Thanks so much, Karen. The light in the mornings at the moment is such fun to shoot – I love all the greys and browns it brings out.
I like the sharp edge of this one. It had a bit of impending danger…
Yes, there’s a hint of something not quite right about the scene and the woman’s posture, I think – a tension.
very nice shot
Thanks very much, Shimon. I’ve been trying to use this alleyway for a long time.
Double image- nice!
Thanks very much, Kathryn!
Quite tense, and love the reflection in the tiles – a bit like another person.
Yes, there’s something in her body language I think. I love that effect in the tiles – I’ve been trying to use this alleyway for ages.
Where is it?
There is a dystopian feel here. The razor wire, the barren alleyway that drops off into air at the end, the single unmarked doorway, the wall of barren windows, the sterile reflection suggesting another world, the discarded cigarette butts, the stained walls, the tones. I am reminded of the Warsaw of Irena Sendler. This is a really great composition.
Thanks very much, George. That’s a really interesting interpretation. And very different from the reality. Maiden Lane, which this alleyway branches off, is home to restaurants, bars and a theatre. The alley runs down the back of a hiking and mountaineering equipment shop.
The photo lends itself to a captivating book cover, I think. One never knows how his photographs will be interpreted. This benign scene illustrates that well. 🙂 You know the environment in which it sits. The viewer does not. That interests me.
Me too. You can apply it to any photograph in any context. We really don’t know what we’re looking at, which is interesting in relation to the Media. I find it fascinating. Thanks very much, George.
You have been nominated for the FlaviePetitcoeur Award! Keep blogging 🙂
Thank you so much, Maeve! That’s really nice of you. 🙂 I’ll be sure to spread the love…
Great image… it was about what I don’t see – the details of the woman, what’s behind the wall, why the razor wire, where does the door go, where does the walkway lead, what’s behind the windows… it does cry “show me” 🙂
Thanks so much, EllaDee! I’m really glad it does something. 🙂
Looks like the beginning of a story, lots of questions with answers to come later in that story.
Yes, it looks like she’s about to undertake a not altogether pleasant journey.
The razor wire adds another story to the picture.
Yes, it’s funny what we use as visual cues – when I took the shot the wire was entirely incidental – I was after the light.
ciao! show me the life…light at the end of the alley…your eye sees. terrific shot.
Thanks so much! That’s a very nice compliment.
A classic shot so engaging with different elements playing on the mind. Fantastic
Wow, thanks very much, Arjun. I’m trying to jam my idea of Expressionism into my idea of the snapshot. 🙂
It reflects so well. You delve into deep mazes sometimes, I always got this sense. This image and the new post is quite symbolic in context with “Your idea of Expressionism”
Thanks very much.
Oh, the shadow. It knows.
Yes, it’s an oddly “alive” one 🙂
Great composition, Richard! It’s a nicely framed shot! 🙂
Thank you, Sir! 🙂
absolutely wonderful shot!
Thank you so much! Love your blog!
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