Shadow Court

By: Gustav Hoiland

Apr 20 2012

Category: bike polo

1 Comment

Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Riding Up

Photo work, cycling around, bike polo, heaps of Chinese food and piña coladas, and finally an exhausted little gus in his white chair in front of the MacBook. Sifting through polo photos from weekends past in search of postable content.

But really. This guy’s the man. But within the frame, he’s the base element. The anchor so to speak. And he plays the part well.

But the photo works because of what’s above him. The three players around net. The shadows in the top right of the surly opponents, waiting in the court’s flank, squeezing their handlebars in anticipatory anxiety. It’s everything around him that complements it and makes it work.

Now to the depths of blackness and imagined narratives.

One comment on “Shadow Court”

  1. looks naked

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