Noir. Since I film started getting interested in cinema, I had always heard about this genre. And since I love French as a language, it was an instant hit with me. I guess, yesterday's shot could somehow be categorized under this, if you squint a bit of course. But... besides that meaning, 'noir' is also the word for the color black. And today's shot gravitates towards the latter.
I love light, the ways it can present objects and how it twists reality... you need only think of all the optical illusions you've seen throughout your life, and how they trick the eye through light manipulation. It's also one of the reasons why I like contrast in some photos, especially when they're very simple shots of nothing in particular. Contrast can give a photo a lot of character just through the shapes created by light and shadow. As always, perspective changes things, and as in real life, there's always more than one side to the story.
Tonight I had not taken much time to make a photo, and as I was looking around our apartment (being lazy) for an interesting angle or something I hadn't photographed before... I saw this nice interaction on the side of my office drawers. And so, down I went under my desk to capture what I thought was a nice mélange (yet another French word!) of shapes and light. Now, it could just be me and this stirs nothing in you... but, to me it speaks... even though I'm still not sure why.
Hey... isn't that why sometimes we find things beautiful? Because we fail to comprehend what calls us to them? There is so much in just admiring things and not trying to find out the 'why' or the 'how'.
There is indeed beauty in mystery!