Image of the Week #12 – Sheldon Serkin
Meet Stan! Isn’t this a great image? I really love this shot. The simplicity of the composition, the use of black & white processing, the cleanliness of the room, the well dressed Stan all alone with the piano. Even the distance between Stan and the piano is a bit odd (which I like), he is not too close but looking on from a respectful distance with his hands behind his back, and it looks like he’s leaning towards the piano a bit. This image could’ve been taken 30 or 40 years ago. Did you notice the wall to the right that comes out from the back wall? It creates a perfect balance for Stan who stands between the piano and this wall section. This image has a story and it raises many questions like;
- Who is Stan? Is he the pianist, security guard, admirer of the piano??
- Where is this image taken? It doesn’t look like a concert hall but more like a museum.
- What is that box on the wall behind the piano?
Connect with Sheldon on Twitter and Instagram @shelserkin on Flickr here.
Sheldon also has a Tumblr Hipstamatic blog right here.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s selection.
Thanks for reading, Patrick