Today’s image of the day is called Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe by the late master Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz, and it was shot 84 years ago. If you can find this one at a garage sale, keep it, it’s worth a few bucks.
This photograph is brilliantly composed and that’s why it stands the test of time. Kertesz plays with shapes in a masterful way here and uses leading lines to get to those shapes. Triangles occupy not only the positive space, but the negative space as well. This creates an incredibly dynamic composition. The circles in the spectacles as well as the pipe and bowl further engage us visually.