1113 W 36th Pipe

A few steps to the left of the previous image allows for a different view of this staircase. I finished working on this image just before returning to the book, The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum, and his admonition of strong vertical elements used as framing, unless they relate to the subject at hand. This pipe, which I find interesting in itself, works within the context of the stairs, and reinforces the other vertical elements as they struggle against the lines within the frame. The rust works as nature’s graffiti, creating its own pattern, in opposition to the carefully structured lines created by man.


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