I found the infinity symbol in light on the Kunsthaus Graz intriguing. What captures my eye and intrigues me gets photographed. So I set up my tripod on the bridge to shoot this picture. I like this picture for a few reasons. I like the lighting – the blue-purple sky combined with the artificial lights on the building and street. But I also like that it isn’t necessarily the postcard type of picture. There is “too much” street in the picture. The tram wires run across the picture. But to me, it is real. And that is what I aimed to capture. A nice scene, but a real scene.
Changing perspective is often key to a good photograph. Tourists take pictures every day in New York and at millions of other attractions around the world. As I stood in Times Square, I saw a number of photos being taken and thought that showing the group and the photographer would also be very New York. And with Woody taking the picture it was. I like how the people in the background are captured as well, one woman stopping to see what is going on, a man passing by uninterested. Even everyday events can be interesting.
We continued along in the Met, moving from the sculpture garden filled with realistic figures frozen in time to modern American art. Some intriguing and famous pieces in this section. This one caught my eye. I think it was the lighting combined with an every day object used in a way that is abnormal. Yes things hang from hangers, but not other clothes hangers. The piece is called Obstruction by Man Ray. It is a wonderful piece of art and worth seeing when visiting the Met.
The sculptor capture the anguish and despair of these subjects amazingly. The story this sculpture tells is horrible. It refers to a scene in Dante’s Inferno where a man condemned to die of starvation succumbs to his hunger and eats his children and grandchildren. You can read more about the statue, which is in New York’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art, here. The sculpture is called Ugolino and His Sons, by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux in 1865.
Last September I spent a day in New York City with my parents. We had a wonderful time and I was able to capture some excellent pictures. In this series, I will share some of the pictures. They are all very different from each other, but only have in common is they were taken on the same day in NYC.