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Intern Review from Studio Gallery


Peter Karp shows off his ability to create beautiful portraits in his inkjet print “Berlin Window.”
An androgynous person stares back at the viewer with a mystified expression. The person's magnetic eyes and mysterious wardrobe certainly entice the viewer. The black and white image is highly contrasted and spaced wisely. Karp's use of the grey-scale emphasize that only the person's presence is important. It is simple, yet breathtaking in its means of conveying such a powerful emotion. The shadows demonstrate some mystery in the person. The interpreter immediately wants to know what the person is doing and how they feel. Karp also displays an excellent sense of light and composition in this piece. The image is truly a 'window' of a personality.

Sarah Botzer
Montgomery Blair High School
2011

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