Monday, July 17, 2006
Sometimes, the most sparse subjects make for the most worthy images. I'm not sure what prompted me to point my lens down at this simple composition. Come to think of it, I often don't know where the compulsion to take a given picture comes from.
I just knew from the moment that I first saw these plain wooden chairs on a polished wooden floor that this was something I'd like to remember. The bleakness of the composition spoke volumes, I thought silently as I toyed with my camera and pondered the ideal composition.
Beyond the image itself, I liked what it suggested; that these chairs were waiting for someone to sit in them. That something that this picture cannot explain was about to happen. That whatever the mystery event was, it would live in the imagination of the person who would ultimately see this.
And everyone's impression would be different.
Sometimes, the simplest of scenarios can be so much more. Which is why I love photography as much as I do.
Your turn: So what's your impression? What's about to happen here? Or has it already happened? Why do empty chairs capture the imagination?