John Oram

John Oram

Posted on 07/19/2015

Photo taken on July 18, 2015

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Suresh Dutt
'Drawing Cube (Blue)'

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An Image of Modern Docklands (Mono) - 18 July 2015

An Image of Modern Docklands (Mono) - 18 July 2015
Insight into the making of an image

Difficulties faced me in getting the shot I wanted, although, as it happens, this was the first in the series. I was trying to exclude a nearby tree. The sculpture is 'Drawing Cube (Blue)' (2010) by Suresh Dutt in mild steel and is part of the Canary Wharf permanent collection.

Doubts remained after selecting the shot to post. The intention was always to have the sculpture in near silhouette. I was very disappointed to find another very similar shot online (we always think we are being original but rarely are in this age of digital proliferation) but I was struck by the fact that showing the piece in its blue colour and including part of the above mentioned tree both worked. This b&w version represents a bit of soul searching and I continue to ponder what might have been.