‘Summer Fun’ by Dan Dan the Binary Man
With the passing of Memorial Day comes the unofficial start of summer, and Dan Dan the Binary Man loses us into a child’s view of summer. The silhouettes give anonymity to the tikes and provide a wonderful compositional tool for black and white photography, as does the water in the middle, a natural reflector of light. The definition of the children’s forms is pronounced by the obscured figures in the right background, blending into day’s darkness and the surrounding landscape. The photo is a portrait of the innocence and adventure of youth and leaves us pondering: what is the child at the left looking at? His mother calling to him? Barking dogs? Sirens?