Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fascinating and Strong Composition - Darcie Naylor

This, to me, is a perfect example of strong and fascinating composition. The entire story of this man’s life is told in his feet and ankles. We learn that he probably does not own a pair of shoes, that this clothing allowance is meager and that he walks everywhere. Even though we cannot tell his age from this photograph, chances are good that through the flatness of his feet, he has been walking for many, many years. His life has been hard to say the least. We don’t need the man’s entire body to tell us the story of his life. We don’t need to see his surroundings to know how hard his existence is. We can see from the composition of this photograph, everything we need to know.

1 comment:

  1. The story in this photo is as good as the composition! The texture and cracks in his heals show the roughness of his life, while he is standing on the hard rock ground.