Talk of the Town

This photograph is from the Talk of the Town series produced in the mid 1980's.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

The shadow on the side of the old bank building is of a power–pole but what else does it remind you of? In the alternative context of the photograph, what could the vertical palings of the wooden fence in the foreground represent?

The photograph is taken at night. What impact does this have on your reaction to the subject?

The three black rectangles created by the windows contribute what to the composition / iconography (symbolism) of the image?

Most of the lines in the photograph decline to the right. How is this effect countered in the composition?

The images in this series are all full-frame using a 6x6mm medium format twin lens reflex camera. How do you think the diamond shape format was created?

Learn more about night photography and iconography