The Cement Wall

L1020575-Edit-Editsmall.jpg

Walking through Chinatown today, I spotted this young  lady on the other side of the street looking at her cellphone. While there is absolutely nothing eye catching about her per se, the large dirty cement wall in the background provided a grungy and very linear backdrop for her figure. The raking sunlight also created some nice long shadows. A simple moment but the elements came together well in black and white.

2 Comments on “The Cement Wall

  1. I like this one very much. The ambiguity of the face in shadow, the wrinkled dress, the weight on one foot like the statue of David, the fact I can’t really see what she is holding; all against that textured wall. Very nice, John.

    • Thanks Steve! Although I didn’t say this in the original post, to me there is an almost zen like silence in it.

I'd love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: