The present image works cropped in any possible way, it works in panoramic, in square, flipped, tilted, vignetted, with blown whites or blotted blacks …
Because the photographer uses cleverly just a couple of familiar and powerful symbols/characters.
Stairs for reaching hell or heaven, and the little match girl, or Alice, or the Shining twins … take your pick.
You will never be able to get out from this visual trap, elegantly orchestrated by the author, but if you will you may see some more people intruding the frame.
The metallic greys obscure perfectly the entries and the exits of this urban labyrinth, and no matter how hard we are trying to escape, still the girl (slightly smiling) is bringing us back repeatedly until we give up hypnotised.
The Moire effect and the frontal and lateral lighting help to lure us irreversibly all the way down!
Great imagery lesson! The dim imagery of a dream!
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