Theory 2: Light and Shadow Response

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. 

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