Reno In Contrast #1
- Created: December 05, 2016
- Written by: Kim Henrick
On a chilly day in May 2015, I was struck by the interesting contrast between the Hughes/Truckee Lane Building and the towering Arlington Towers across West First Street. They contrast for obvious reasons: style, color, size, and era built, for example. I took what I thought was a pretty darn good photograph and was about to turn away when I noticed a young man, sitting on the cold, hard concrete bench to my right. His bike was propped up nearby and he was strumming a guitar. As I was looking at this fellow, another person walked over to a trash can right in the middle of the scene I had just photographed. This person had a red head covering, and over a leather coat wore what looked like a light-colored serape.
I took a second photograph that day and discovered a contrast that often eludes me—the contrast between a scene without people and the same scene with people. What a difference people make.