Willie Cooper by Emmet Gowin

The photograph titled “Willie Cooper” by artist Emmet Gowin was captured in Danville, Virginia. The image depicts an elder man leaning on the window frame of a car’s open door. The man looks directly at the camera with a relaxed, maybe contemplative expression. The photograph is monochromatic, lending it a timeless quality.

Taken from inside the car, the photograph offers a fish-eye perspective, curving the edges of the environment around the central figure of the man. The backdrop features a residential setting with a house that has a porch, suggesting a serene neighborhood. The curvature of the lens distortion adds a dynamic element to the composition, engaging the viewer with its unique viewpoint.

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