Sunday, August 26, 2007

Edward Hopper and Union Station

I noted last Thursday that Edward Hopper would have had a field day at Portland's Union Station.

Something in my exterior shot (left) evoked Hopper's street scenes.

Subsequent e-mail discussions with and encouragement from my typewriter colleague Steve Brannon back in Richmond, Virginia, led me to explore the photo more closely.

I think I may have found a Hopperesque vignette hidden in the photo's grid. Cranking up the contrast and cropping to draw attention to the human figures have produced a stark, voyeuristic image (below) that to me is derivative of the great American realist.

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Blogger Lynette said...

I agree, wholeheartedly.

1:22 PM  

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