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14th September 2012 Picture of the Day, Friday 14th September 2012
by Ian Burley

Despair, Brian Jackson


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Brian Jackson is a former commercial photographer from Florida. When Brian first posted this image on his gallery in March last year it attracted some attention in a discussion thread on the forum. The idea of placing a tempting drink on a spring-loaded trap is rather ingenious. You can look at it a number of ways; perhaps this is an image borne out of an idea concerning alcoholic moderation? I also like that fact that the shot isn't straight. It seems to add some dimension to the composition, amplifying the sense that the trap will spring at any moment. The diagonal stripes of light also make their contribution and the warmth of tone complements things well.

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