Impressive street photography, a crisp silhouette of a (happy?) man with a screaming yellow background, almost fluorescent. The gait is curious, at least for me, seems like the subject is a bit hunched, or maybe tired, but surely has a distinctive shape, is he eating something?
The reds in this image are superb, the sneakers shine with a light of their own, playing a nice game with red line painted on the sidewalk.
Sureal is the word that comes to my mind when I look at this picture. The perspective and composition are well balanced. Plus, the alignment of the foreground character and the background structure is just superb !
John Gordon’s images consistently portray a quiet and contemplative view that is both eloquent and elegant. In a time when the “grab-shot aesthetic” is so prevalent, It’s refreshing to see a young photographer so maturely rooted. -John King
This photo is a lovely landscape shot; the sharp trees in the foreground, multicolored trees in the back, smudged by fog into an arboreal rainbow. A beam of light streams from the center of the image, and a single house sits quietly in the midst of it all.
I’d like to preface this commentary with the fact that I have a pretty strong dislike for flash photography. Done right, it can work, no doubt about that. For the most part, things get washed out, there are glares to deal with - it is not aesthetically pleasing to me.
Atisha Paulson consistently uses flash photography in a way that I find pleasing. Since the man in the hat is in the center of the photo, I’m assuming that he was the focus, the main subject for this shot. My eye, however, is drawn to the woman on the left with her head tilted to the side and a cigarette dangling from her lips as she casually flips her hair over her shoulder. It’s the little things that make a photograph work and the crowd behind him, particularly that woman, completely work for me.
This, for me, is a reminder of the power of photography; the ability to offer others a moment through your eyes. The honesty of this image allows appreciation of the detail in light and shadow without any pretense, while curiosity ultimately leads through the window - the darkness, and what we can’t see; imagination takes over.