Saturday, February 9, 2013

“Hands in Black” Photograph

I like this as a compositionally strange photograph that, for me at least, somehow still works.

The hands are the only clear subject so your eye goes straight to them even though they are tucked away in the bottom corner. Then there must be a body attached so you look upwards and perhaps make out an arm and realise that the light patch at the top is actually the side of her head which then directs you down to the left where she is looking but there isn’t enough detail to see what she is looking at so it’s back to the hands. These three points form a triangle for the eye to wander around.

There is infact no story to tell here as she is just looking at a trolley of goods being slowly pulled along while she waits behind.

Photograph taken near Siam Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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