I appreciated this photo from the Oval Office by Eric Draper in the New York Times a few weeks ago.
Three people seem more able than two or four or more to create a unique kind of compositional harmony, and this picture clearly has it. Trios. Everyone’s walking clockwise. Condi and Tenant are looking forward, while Bush is looking back.
One strange thing about the photo is the painting on the wall of Honest Abe. Maybe it’s the cartoon influence, but it’s difficult to not imagine Abe’s eyes following the whole scene.
A street photograph (of sorts) that wasn’t taken on the street…