Disaffected Prep

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.  









Labels: ,


Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]





<< Home

Archives

August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   February 2010   March 2010   June 2010   August 2010   November 2010   December 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   June 2011   September 2011   December 2011   February 2012   September 2012   October 2012   December 2012   December 2014   January 2015   February 2015  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]