When I first worked on this image I quite liked it, both in terms of the colours, particularly the contrast between the jade and the creams and reds, and the vaguely abstract nature of the composition. But the more I look at it the less sure I am about it. The problem, I think, is that it’s difficult to work out quite what you’re looking at. The shadowed text, for example, appears on the seating within this coffee shop, but it isn’t particularly easy to realise that that is the case.
One of my previous shots was similarly confusing, and Joe’s comment on that one was that it wasn’t an abstract but nor was there sufficient information for the viewer to feel oriented to the content. I suspect that this shot suffers from the same problem.
8.47am on 1/5/04