What an archetypal image !
The dramatic use of tenebrism in black and white exponentially leverages the image's monumentality to create this icon of unified musician and instrument.
The low point of view, looking up, creates an ensemble of man, instrument and microphone that towers above the light; not unlike a fairy tale giant who dwarfs the sun.
The tremendous momentum of forward motion that flows from the leaning figure is unbelievably 'capped off ' and extended by and through the hat's linear graphics!
All the power of Charles Sheeler's 'Rolling Power' and the gravitas of Ansel Adams' Western landscapes.
The dance of light and dark shapes in this photo create MAGIC !
It's not the picture stupid ! It's where it takes you !!
AND THIS ONE REALLY TAKES ME AWAY !!!!
fobbo @ June 02, 2011
Perfect composition, capture, and content.
Great job Chris! gandolph @ June 03, 2011
superb character study, a real gem rhys @ June 09, 2011
I love bluegrass. There's not much of it played around here anymore. Fantastic shot. Dustin @ June 20, 2011