I love Edward Hopper‘s (1882 – 1967) paintings. They touch me in a way I cannot explain. Maybe because it fuels feelings deep inside of me I barely know they exist. Maybe because I can relate to the sentiment of solitude I find in his work.
In our hotel room past Saturday evening I had a “Hopper” moment. The wallpaper, the drapes and the windows showing nothing but sea and sky inspired me. I took a few shots and I like them. Looking back though, I could have made more out of the moment.
When I looked at this picture, simply shot because it all looked great, but without a plan, a concept, I noticed a few flaws. I believe this image could have been much stronger. It could have incited the viewer to fantasize.
Imagine the charging iPhone gone.
Imagine Sweetheart lying on the bed, a naked shoulder and her arm, maybe holding the iPhone in her hand. A strand of her blond hair also in the image. I believe it would have been a much stronger photograph.
Now it is simply a photograph of a (hotel) room. I regret that I did not explore the possibilities of this room further.
I do have a valid excuse though. When I took this picture I was very hungry. Not for food but for Sweetheart.
Finally our weekend was about being together and not about photography.
What do you think or feel?