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, "The simplicity of this composition is offset by the crisp scales of the palm and the shadow it cast on the wall behind it. The palm’s trunk is a column articulated by the complexity of shapes and concise shadows. The palm’s shadow decorates the wall, a silhouette of jagged lines, like a puppet in a play of light and dark."

- Yasmine Rafii