THE PROCESS … IN TUSCANY

by Tim Soter

I recently shot this in Italy; a homeowner had lined up Snow White and the dwarves, equidistantly spaced on the ledge outside their hedge-lined home.  I drove past it almost everyday and tried unsuccessfully to figure out why there were only five dwarves.  Space constraints?  A mistranslation?  No matter.  This photo appeals to me because it’s got a whif of humor but really plays to my interest in the photographic flattening of reality, concentrating on two-dimensional design and flat division of space through cropping and big solid blocks of color.  If you squint your eyes the stone bannister forms a nice iconic T-shape placed directly inline above… Dopey, I think this is Dopey.  He made the cut.