I took this photo after work at the supermarket near my home two Fridays ago. The sun was already low in the sky at 5:30-ish p.m., as it sadly is at at this time of year. But on the plus side, just look at this cool image created by that low-angled sunlight slanting across the parking lot.
Doesn’t it kind of remind you of an Edward Hopper type mashup of light and shadow?
I love Edward Hopper! He’s one of my very favorite artists. There’s something about his stark, clean lines and sharply delineated areas of light and shadow (bright light and deep shadow, I might add) that I find very appealing. Maybe because I tend to take photos of light and shadow myself (only because they jump out at me while I’m going about my day, not because I’m actively seeking those opportunities), I feel a special affinity with Hopper. Like he and I sort of experience the world in the same way. Visually, at least.
In doing some quick poking around online, I found a very interesting 1959 Hopper interview, with several similar light-and-shadow paintings illustrating, on the ASX (American Suburb X) art & photography website (link HERE). This is actually a fun website to explore if you like photography and art, by the way. Main website URL is americasuburbx.com.