I know this is a bit late. But better late than never, eh? I was mostly intrigued by the symbolism of the light and dark. Images of bright light are often associated with divinity and positivity. Hence the opposite for darkness: negativity, evil, corrupt and, to quote the text, a “primordial darkness of the void.” That’s a great sentence. I also responded to the look at film noir and the idea of light and shadow functioning as background characters, working to express a view of the world being captured at the time; being torn between good and evil, light and dark. I really like the idea that light can express the view of the subject, to establish a mood and tone that may not be represented by the subject themselves. This photograph reminded me of this reading, and I just really like it.