Saturday, 20 January 2007
Man crossing street, Lisbon 2002
There are images that seem improbable once you see them and prompt you to act upon instinct. Some images seem to be part of a dream sequence, which is what this image conveys. There is an element of improbability about this man who's walking a couple of hundred yards away, crossing the street under the glare of the sun. The sunlight makes him stand out and renders him the central element of this unlikely set-piece. The high contrast makes him the target for our eyes and the hill in the background lends the shot a movie-like atmosphere.