When I look at people in any body of water I instantly want to be with them. However, this eerie moment causes intrigue that pulls me in but leaves me haunted in the same breath. The dark shadows and the water ripples blur any clarity making it difficult to discern the context of the image. It doesn’t matter if the human is in serenity or anguish, the image’s obscurity is part of what makes it beautiful.
There is a lot of yes happening in this image by Colin Gilpin. It’s photographs like these that really make my brain smile—what great framing. I have one question though: Is the shadow behind the man with the apron from another person?
The shadows make this image by Kate Warren—we all know I love a good graphic photograph. Sometimes shooting when the sun is directly over your subject is a great thing.
Shadows, reflections, geometry, abstraction and refraction make up this week’s slew of superb Featured Instagrammers. Remember to tag your photos #exposeddc for a chance to have your work featured.
Also, don’t forget to enter your best work from the D.C. metro area into our 10th annual photo contest by January 6!