© Tracy Scott, MS4
This image meets all the criteria for a great photograph. The eyes are drawn to the foot by the triangle. The eye moves back and forth between the light of the open door and almost paradoxically to the shoe: at first glance, one does not see it as a shoe but only a dark shape—but once one realizes it is a shoe, it becomes an object of considerably more interest. The shape of the shadow on the wall, from the door, mimics the shape of the shoe. The photograph leads to questions. Is this a talented but lazy photographer who has slept well past the early morning hour of light that is prime time for a maker of images? Or one who has made his or her images and has come back to rest, contented with the success of the morning accomplishments? Who knows. Maybe it’s not a photographer at all. The photograph is all about identity.