Green hallway

The photographer was intrigued by the ambiguous sense of space this scene presented: on the left a wall lit by a single artificial light; on the right, an open door in the foreground, its reinforced glass window framing the space behind it.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

How does the colour affect the mood of the photograph? How do you feel when you look at it?

What is the role of the artificial light in terms of the mood of the image, and in terms of defining the spaces?

How are line and geometric planes used to create a sense of ambiguous space?

What aspects of the photograph infer a human presence? How does this impact on your reading of the image?

Learn about the monochromatic colour photography of Joel Meyerowitz