"The Living Infinite" drags the viewer right into the picture. The soft blur due to the long exposure emits pure calmness. Those rough rocks make for an interesting contrast and give the picture more depth, they attract and build some tension, without them the calmness couldn't be conveyed. Blue tones dominate the picture and generate a cold feeling. The viewer stands on the cost after a long, harsh and cold day, breathing the fresh air. Instant relaxation overcomes the mind, with a warm tea waiting back home. This piece of art is carefully composed and presented to the audience, well done!
There is something in this picture. Something special. But what? This question is what came to my mind when I saw this first. I think this picture is a wonderful example of how photography should be: Picture the obvious, tell the concealed! The cup of tea (or coffee) is the eye-catcher. The pattern is just wonderful therefore. Crisp and sharp. I mean up to this point, it would just be another, well executed, but meaningless shot. But snap! There is something going on in the background! I love how the person is just enough out of focus that you cannot recognise her as a person immediately. This is art! The person blends with the background, the big, over-exposed, windows. The cup divides the picture in two parts: The upper and the lower part. The upper part is bright and mysterious, like a fairy-tale. While the lower part is darker, down-to-earth, just "real". But the two parts aren't fighting against each other, they complement. I think this is a nice point to think of: Being complete, combining heaven and hell, wishes and problems. In terms of lighting, the artist managed to give this black&white photography the touch of morning and freshness. I feel relaxed, I feel like being in good company. I don't feel anxious or alien. I feel like I was having a good time my this mysterious girl on the other side of the table.