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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Seventy Seven: Communication on the go > Window seat, New York City, New York, 2010
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Window seat, New York City, New York, 2010

Because of the nature of cellular reception, people will often converse near a window. Perhaps this man is doing just that, or maybe he just wants to watch the world go by from his front window as he makes or takes a call. I liked the layering opportunity I had here the steel bars express the rhythm and the needs of urban living. An old shutter makes up the next layer, leading across the frame to a man who blocks his identity with the phone, yet at the same time expresses his feelings with an eloquent hand gesture.

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Phil Douglis11-Aug-2010 22:59
I did not the ghostly face in the window until you mentioned it Tim. It certainly adds another layer of meaning to the image itself -- a sense of the past, perhaps?
Tim May11-Aug-2010 18:40
The window in the left seems to have a ghostly face which evokes, for me, the sense of his thoughts as he talks.
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