Taken in Central park in the early 60's, this image depicts a charismatic boy engaged in some kind of make-believe play. Arbus has accentuated the character and energy of this boy by placing him in the foreground of the image, forcing the eye to engage directly with the subject. The soft tonal depth found in the dappled light from the shadows cast by the trees provides pattern and repetition, a valuable addition to this image as it emphasizes contrast between the foreground and the…

Taken in Central park in the early 60's, this image depicts a charismatic boy engaged in some kind of make-believe play. Arbus has accentuated the character and energy of this boy by placing him in the foreground of the image, forcing the eye to engage directly with the subject. The soft tonal depth found in the dappled light from the shadows cast by the trees provides pattern and repetition, a valuable addition to this image as it emphasizes contrast between the foreground and the…

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