Under The Influence: Bow Down To The Master

Paris, April 2015

 

http://yama-bato.tumblr.com/post/16684891238/theconstantbuzz-garry-winogrand

 

And of course, I have to bow down: I didn’t know the shot before, if I had I had probably never posted mine. There are so many things you can learn from studying great photos:

  • the shoe in the upper right corner does the trick here: opens up the triangle onto which the composition is based.

  • the vertical (the frame)/horizontal(the shadows, the direction of the walk) tension works great here

  • keep an eye on you shadows, see, if there is actually something in there to add more interest

  • contrast works better, the grain in the first image is distracting and gives the image an unclean look…

  • is it only me, but the fashion in the 60ies was way cooler: most elegant ankle…

  • cutting is an art, I am almost sexually aroused by the slip of skirt above the calf…

Fastest gun in the east, Winograd has laser-eyes to be able to spot all this and frame it right…

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