September 14, 2008

Illustrate a Word: Repetition


American Apparel T-shirts

American Apparel T-shirts

While I was in Georgetown this weekend, I saw this row of tshirts in the window of the American Apparel store on M street. The store was closed so I couldn’t go inside, but I decided to take a picture through the window anyway and see how it came out. Luckily, I was able to focus it well, and the lights reflected in the window make the photo more interesting.

The photograph demonstrates repetition without being boring because the different colored tshirts make the visual more appealing. The lighting underneath the rack of shirts makes them seem to glow.

1 Comment »

  1. I like the shirts. I like the color. I like the texture. I like the lines.

    I don’t like the reflections.

    You have great repetition in your subject, which is somewhat broken up by those reflections. You probably would’ve had to gone back during the daytime, or find a way to black out those reflections.

    Maybe I would’ve moved to make the angle a little less oblique, just to fill out the frame a little bit and give more texture and depth. might come in on the top too just a bit to lose some of the hanger bar – I’m not really feeling that triangle of dead space in the top right.

    Comment by jon — September 22, 2008 @ 11:34 pm

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