Photography is about atmosphere. Creating an emotional response is as important as creating a coherent image: shapes of legs, a street, cars, a dangling pair of high heels. Here, we see those things, but it’s their abstraction by silhouette and bokeh that emit a feeling of danger, seduction and mystery:
Photographer Piotr Powietrzynski has made a name for himself with such abstractions of humanity. He rarely shows us the full body of his subjects, preferring instead to cloak them in shadows or behind curtains. Here, on top of that, he capitalizes on the recent rainfall to enhance his cityscape: the reflections and glare add to the image’s ambience in a way that dry concrete never could.
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