Mystery and symbolism are strong components of a good photograph. Reminiscent of W. Eugene Smith’s iconic A Walk To The Paradise Garden, this well composed and lit picture of a child in a dapple of light crouched in the shape of an egg portrays a symbol of youth nestled in a glow of innocence. The light both protecting and exposing her possibly from what is beyond the fence where we see the trappings of adulthood. Is she hiding from what is beyond the fence or simply playing? This picture presents us with a strong visual mystery.
Photograph © Mitch Weiss • Boston, Massachusetts © www.mitchweiss.com