Another impossible task is a ahead of us today, I’m talking about Monday Photo Pick of course. What do we do? – We choose a well known photographer, pick ONE favourite image of that Master and then tweet or blog about it and explain our choice.
This monday it was Chris who had to choose a famous photographer. I can tell you he didn’t make it easy for us as he chose an American photographer and a member of Magnum Photos – Mr Alex Webb. Like a few of his Magnum colleagues, Webb started with Black & White photography and later in 1978 converted to shooting in colour which he continues to do. He is known for creating more complicated and layered images which capture emotion with use of light and colours available. Many photographers call him “The Magician” and while searching for my personal favourite photo of his, I would absolutely agree. I could have easily picked at least 5 but rules are rules. Without further ado, here it is:
I saw this photo for the first time a couple of months ago. I remember keeping looking at it for a while, trying to figure out what is happening in this image. It looks clean and simple, a bit unlike most of Webb’s work. But that IS the trick with this photo, it plays with your mind and vision. What I noticed first – boy’s head in the foreground sticking out and looking through the wall, but wait, how did the other boy climb up the wall and just sat there? In fact it’s an illusion presented to the viewer. Then you actually see that it’s the boy’s bent arm that creates that illusion.