Last month I found myself with some time to kill – and a camera – in the San Francisco public library. Far from being the home of stacks of musty tomes and a reverent atmosphere, this library (inside) is an icon of modern architecture full of interesting angles and curves creating shadows and reflections galore.
I love to explore how the everyday is made ambiguous and hard to interpret when removed from its context. This is one of a series shot inside the library and this particular image was taken through at least two internal windows so that the shadows – and reflections of the shadows – create an interesting multilayered effect, while the cool natural light from outside contrasts with the warm internal light, adding interest and further separating the layers.
There is no manipulation in this image, BTW. This is exactly “as shot”.
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts.