Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stretching the frame (IV) – people

These photos were taken at night on a street fair (at f/1.7, by the way).

I find interesting how the 16:9 framing "forces" the viewer to read the images horizontally, analysing the characters sequentially. Attention is first drawn to the centre. In the photo above this is a deliberate trap. The woman in the centre is out of focus and there is nothing particularly interesting about her. But soon we discover the true interest point: the boy looking sadly at the camera.

On the photo below, the girl at the centre-right is indeed worthy of attention. But there’s more to discover as we look towards the left or right.

Olympus E-P2 + Panasonic Lumix 20/1.7

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