Kentaro Metzger | “Spotlights”

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This photograph was a part of a class project where we were encouraged to experiment with abstract techniques. The concept is that I'd shoot in black and white, then emphasize the intensity of shadows by increasing the contrast to bring out the darker values. For this image in particular I was playing with negative space and let it dominate the photo. The shadow being cast from the scaffolding of the building behind me created these interesting spotlights which highlighted remnants of a pasted-up poster. To me, the image relates to the deterioration of memory.