Monster on Grafton Bridge

Photographed during a walk over Grafton Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand, this triptych shows three views of a 'monster' decal attached to a glass coverway over the footpath.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

The 'monster' is presented differently in each image - from left to right: detailed and opaque, a soft-edged shadow, and transparent. How do you think the photographer has achieved these different effects?

How do you respond to each of the different versions? Why?

Which formal and pictorial elements unite the triptych’s composition? How?

Although photographed in colour, the two left images appear black and white. How does this affect your reading of the triptych?

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