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Thursday, October 1, 2009


A Test of Will

For the past few months I've followed Will's photoblog, A Test of Will.  I'm not sure how I found it; perhaps it was a Gothamist photo that I really liked and found out he was the source.  Who knows?  Regardless, while I follow many blogs, I don't really keep up with the world of photoblogs. A Test of Will is the exception.

The photo he published today really took me back:

I love, love, love this thing of beauty.  The alternating lights create a feeling of instability, as if you are made to remember that peering so voyeuristically into someone else's life is, in fact, a dangerous act.  And I love how the picture is framed; the warmth of the party giving off its radiant glow in the lower right corner.  This is what fascinates me about the city as a concept, and it's one of its enduring paradoxes: the simultaneous feeling of closeness and distance you feel when look into an illuminated apartment building.  This photo captures that perfectly.

Here are a few other favorites of mine, for good measure.  I would encourage you to check out A Test of Will and Will's Flickr page.  

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