Ooh—this photo is satiating. Photographers and artists are gifts to society—they look up and down finding new ways of seeing a scene. Here Flickr user ep_jhu spies upon those below framing them in a grey box surrounded by blue rectangles. The lights create a cool flow of luminosity making me feel like I am looking down to the ocean floor.
I was first drawn to this image because of the bright green patch of grass. The geometrically framed image lead my eye to the red fence with two trees behind it–the colors and shapes were pleasing. When I read the caption that this was a prison, it really gave me pause. I was conflicted by what the structures represent but excited by the colors and shapes. Then, I realized the way photographer, Kristin Adair, uses the brick wall to frame the image, subtly closing the viewer out. This image is wonderfully composed and a powerful metaphor.
While we took last week off to re-energize, our Instagram feed is telling us you lot didn’t skip a beat! This week, we mourn/celebrate the end of summer with a strong geometric theme.
Tag your best Instagram shots #exposeddc for a chance to be included next week!