In this fine art urban photographic print, the essence of the striking black-and-white tones brings an urban scene to life. The backdrop is Rome, Italy, where stunning detail brings an ancient wall into focus. Every brick and stone is a work of art, and the heavy sculpture-like window frames create a sense of history and intrigue.
A man stands in the doorway; his eyes locked onto the photographer as if to say, "I see you." Meanwhile, a woman stands to the side, holding onto a bicycle, gazing out of the image with anticipation. What is she looking at? Is her lover about to join her for a ride? The second bike leaning against the wall hints at a possible answer.
The military brotherhood sign on the building adds to the mysterious ambiance, making one wonder what goes on inside those walls. A few words of graffiti add a modern twist, contrasting with the old-world feel of the brick surface.
The wall's texture is palpable, and the street, made of large square stones, is evidence of the passage of time. Yet, amidst it all, the stone pillar stands out with its ornate detail, drawing the eye in with its intricate patterns.
This fine photographic print is a masterpiece that captures the essence of Rome, the beauty of the ancient world, and the mystery of the present. It is a work of art that transports the viewer to another time and place and invites them to wonder about the stories behind each detail.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2010