This is another one of those pictures that I like, but can’t explain precisely why. It’s something to do with the way you look through the door and see the figures behind. The door is a little out of focus and the figures behind are sharper so you tend to zero in on them rather than the door. In fact as I write this I’m starting to think that “Revolving Door” is the wrong title as the picture is much more about the figures than it is the door. To me the figures are a little mysterious, almost surrealistic as they have no heads. And that shadow on the right – what’s that about?

Or maybe it’s just that it’s vaguely (very vaguely) reminiscent of some pictures by Eugene Atget and Walker Evans both of whose work I greatly admire.

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