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.
This flattened, green landscape of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina unites the lush forest with the minimal grassy area in the lower right of Mimi d’Autremont‘s image. Part of a white, geometric fence at the bottom of the verdant frame adds a subtle element of design, delicately holding my focus.