Tension VII: Discordance on the Margin
There is quite a long and tedious story involving a broken French Press and a mercy (in regards to not having to drink Nescafe) dash to the mall involved in the taking of this photograph, but I’ll spare you the details.
Thing is, occasionally opportunities for successful photographs present themselves at the oddest times. True, I was looking to finish off the last two frames of a roll of film in order that I could send it off for processing, so I was on the alert for potential material. But I have been to this spot dozens of times and not seen it in terms of a picture.
I think that this also provides a pretty good example of what I believe Winogrand was talking about (below). Although it is heavily weighted towards form, I think it succeeds where it might quite easily have sunk as just another OK snap. There is a dynamic to it that saves it. I also regard it as a successful photograph purely in terms of colour.
I hope you like the Post Modern title, too - I have Alan to thank for that.