Why I Love This Picture

Where: French Quarter, New Orleans

 

 

Between Meeting: After Trade Show Hours

 

 

 

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I’m headed to New Orleans later this month on business.  In prep for the trip I was reminded that I made one of my favorite images in The Crescent City, pre- Katrina, of a hotel worker taking a break.

 

 

 

Most see this as a simple, quiet picture.  But to me its filled with multiple elements of composition many of which I learned from my amazing high school instructor, Warren King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rule of Thirds

 

 

-The woman is in a third

 

-Her head is in a third

 

-The top step is in a third

 

-The bottom of the door is in a third

 

 

Symmetry

 

 

-The meeting of the two green doors

 

-The white door jambs

 

-The equidistant beige wall

 

-The steps and the threshold

 

-The door hinges

 

 

Color

 

 

-Similar colors of the door, dress, tattoo and steps

 

 

Gesture

 

 

-Body pointed right, head pointed left telling a story that could be about the present, or the future, or maybe the past

 

 

Interrupted Pattern

 

 

-The crumbled paper next to the step that shouldn’t be there, but connects with the highlights in the socks and the door jamb.

 

 

 

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