Yasmine Rafii carries her camera most places and shoots all of the time. Some images become raw material for compositing, some are simple documents, most are deleted and a very few move forward into final processing. Each of Yasmine's deceptively simple, contemplative compositions are the result of many hours of shooting and searching out the right location at the right time. She says of this scene, "Something about this image called for abstraction. To emphasize the converging lines, it was necessary to reduce details and focus on the directionality of the lines. This was done by overpainting with watercolor brushes in Photoshop while accentuating contrast and minimizing color. My own shadow joins the composition in the lower right corner. A reminder that the observer and the observed are an inseparable dyad."

- Yasmine Rafii