I am going through some older photos, looking at color and deciding if they might be good in black and white. This one caught my eye because it has some obvious contrast in color, but also a variety of textures. Contrast and texture are some of the things which, so I read, help make a black and white image worthwhile. I am trying to train my eyes to see this – for me, this is especially hard as color is always my first observation. Oh, what a beautiful red! Texture and tones are not something I find easy to discern, either because of my magpie mind, or maybe because my eye is untrained this way. Since I am using some black and white film in an old camera, I want to see if I can do it without taking a lot of sludgy pictures.
While not of the caliber of “Nude Descending a Staircase,” I find this image intriguing, as well as graphically pleasing in content and contrast. The emptiness around the chair, the movement, and the colors are simple. Purely accidental.