On the telephone by Alexander Rodchenko (1928)

The photograph titled “On the telephone” was taken by Alexander Rodchenko in 1928. It is a monochrome image with a dynamic composition, featuring an unusual overhead perspective. The subject of the photograph, a woman, is captured from above, as she is engaged in a conversation on an old-fashioned wall-mounted telephone. The angle creates a sense of depth and allows the viewer to see the details of the room, including the worn wooden floor and the wall. The woman’s attire appears to be of that era, with a coat and headdress that were common in the late 1920s. There’s also a reflection visible in what appears to be a polished surface on the floor, contributing to the photograph’s sense of realism and texture.

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