This week’s challenge is Inside. I was going in a few different directions until I saw this shot at the Tate Modern by Mrs. Carmichael. Even though I’m being a bit of a copy cat, Mrs. Carmichael’s capture reminded me of an image I took in Berlin in July, at the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.
I like the symmetry of the shot, the angles, the light. I like the sense of isolation and solitude that the picture evokes, the curiosity – what’s in there? – and the quiet reverence. I love the woman in the picture, a stranger, arrayed in her peppy pink jacket and bold red backpack, and the lonely bicycle parked in the monument’s shadow. She can flee, and yet, she remains.