2. ANALYSIS What relationships exist with what is seen? (Principles of Composition)
3. INTERPRETATION What is the intent, meaning, feeling or mood based on the elements and principles?
4. JUDGEMENT What is your opinion of the work, based on your analysis and interpretation.
Description: I see stark contrast divided into geometric shapes. There is a large grey triangle and a large almost black triangle and same with a slim grey rectangle, slimmer black rectangle as well as a sliver of white rectangle. The subject is in the bottom left corner and stands out with black values. Everything is arranged in a simple format and composition.
Analysis: All the triangles and rectangles all converge on the main subject who also stands out from the background because of the value contrast (Contrast). Everything from the shapes, angles and values seem to frame the woman (frame within a frame, leading line). The main subject is in the bottom left corner which utilizes the principle rule of thirds.
Interpretation: This seems to be a very abstract photograph. All there is to it is simple shapes and lines. What makes it stand out is the woman therefore creating a focal point and a sense of intrigue. Who is this woman and more importantly, where is she? It almost seems as if she is in a painting because there is literally almost no details except the texture and value contrasts.
Judgement: When I saw this image, I was struck with the simplicity of the photograph. It's just a bunch of shapes converging on a woman. But it's much more than that. It has an elegance to it, I love the heavy contrast that kind of just jumps out at you and the framing of those elements just makes it perfect.