Friday, February 25, 2011
"Shukhov Tower", a photoograph taken by Rodchenko in 1926, is illustrative of the considerations we are required to take for our photography assignment.
This being a black and white photo, there is no color. However, there are shifts in value that indicate line and shadow. The lack of color focuses attention on the form. The composition is symmetrically composed, and the tower forms a strong central triangle. This creates a powerfully strong image, and also one that catches the machine made perfection of the form. The perspective is from the bottom looking up. Because of this, the tower becomes extremely imposing and monumental. It's a pyramid for the 20th century.