Tuesday, 13 February 2007

The lamp at Memo's

Lilo completely absorbed by the glint of a light bulb has what can be easily described as the spellbound look. Her air of benign self-absorption lends the image an atmosphere of serenity. The lamp adds to the charm of this portrait by being low and subtle. Her downcast gaze makes her look as if she were listening to something special from a voice somewhere in the corner of the image. The whole ensemble could neatly fit into a scene from a 1950's Mexican melodrama.
A set-piece reminiscent of sculpture. Or painting, or both.

Cali, 1996

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