I was intrigued by this image because of the fact that the image isn’t a typical portrait photograph, it includes an object and the hands help to suggest the theme of gambling. At first I was instantly drawn to the object but then I began to look closer at the image and gain more of an understanding of the piece. This is the type of image I want to create within my final photography images for he degree show, I want to suggest a narrative but not instantly make the image into an obvious representation, I want the viewers to look more closely at the photograph and consider the meaning behind it.
I was particularly drawn to how these sketchbooks and notebooks were exhibited within the gallery. I like the fact that the books aren’t immediately available to the public; they can’t touch them or look really closely at them, it made me really consider the importance of the books and consider how I could display my own for the degree show depending on how available I want to make my books to the public.