Standing on the sidewalk…

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I saw this woman as I walked around Greenwich Village in New York City. She was standing all alone against the brick building, just gazing at the street in front of her. I took this photo portrait because I love the linear lines in the scene. The woman and the lamp post stand parallel to each other while the ladder directly above her extends the viewer’s eye upwards to the bars of the fire escape and the windows. The criss-crossing steps create visual variety yet the simple colour scheme and emptiness in the foreground create an overwhelming sense of solitude and silence.

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