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Louis Faurer and Alec Soth both had really great photographs being display at the Weinstein Gallery. I really enjoyed each picture by picture and that each gives a good capture of the scene within the photograph. Both photographer took their photos in a different but interesting way that really intrigue my interest.

An image that stood out to me is the photograph called “Roof of Newell Art Galleries, Second Avenue, New York” by Louis Faurer. In this photograph it shows of a very high contrast of snow that covers the whole entire roof in contrast with the low contrast background of buildings and the figure in the middle sitting on the bench. Having the figure there really made the content more interesting and breaks down the high contrast from the snow. The light plays a valuable role in capturing the movement of the snow downfall and creating a greater contrast within the snow. It made the story of the photograph more lively and creates a more interesting perspective to the story.

Another image is also by Louis Faurer, “Construction Site on Madison Avenue Looking Toward Rockefeller Center, New York.” In this photograph it shows a city in the background with low contrast and calm, but then while looking down there are movement of people and a bright fence. This fence especially made the photograph feel like something is going on and strikes out many stories. Without it, it will just seem like a calm boring same skyline of the city. The light did play a role in this especially capturing the fence and making it the brightest from everything else. It also capture the movements of people so we know that this photograph is not taken still.

The last image that I examined is by Alec Soth called “Untitled 26, Bogota, from DOG DAYS.” This image by Alec really strike me especially the dramatic light focusing on the man in the middle of the field. This one you can clearly see that light creates a story that questions why is the man is in the middle of the field in the night. This makes it interesting and texture is being brought out clearly and focused.

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