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. Yasmine describes this image saying, "Stairways lead up and they lead down. Here, the shadows form a large arrow to the left and a small arrow pointing up—forwards and upwards. The railing and its shadow form intersecting lines that converge at the landing. There can be no doubt in this image the stairway leads up into the light."

- Yasmine Rafii